• April 2021 Newsletter

    After over a year of waiting, we finally got to have our first visitors!

  • March 2021 Newsletter

    Unfortunately, after almost a year of warding it off, COVID-19 made its way to the Village in early February. 

  • Feb. 2021 Newsletter

    Guess what?!

    Have we got some news for you...

  • A Year in Review

    As of January 5, we have officially been living in Jamaica for one year!

  • 2020 Year End Newsletter

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...at least in our house!

  • Nov. 2020 Newsletter

    Interested in visiting? We may have a solution...More about that, our hurricane experience, and more!

  • Sept/Oct 2020 Newsletter

    August and September were very full months for us! As planned, we were able to visit the US (specifically West Michigan) for three and a half weeks. Lots of photos and details ahead!

  • August 2020 Newsletter

    Another month under our belts here in Jamaica! This time we can say: "See you soon!"

  • July 2020 Newsletter

    6 months here and we've got some news!

  • June 2020 Newsletter

    Summer has arrived! Here in Jamaica, things don't feel too different than before with the arrival of summertime.

  • May 2020 Newsletter

    Things certainly don't look like how we imagined they would in Jamaica (and the world) right now, but we are trusting God has us here in this season for a specific purpose.

  • April 2020 Newsletter

    We pray this newsletter finds you well, healthy, and not totally stir-crazy!

  • Coronavirus Update

    We felt with the recent coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19), giving an update would be appropriate.

  • March 2020 Newsletter

    We have been in Jamaica now for two months, and can't believe how time is flying. In February, we got to take part in a number of opportunities for the ministry here, and are looking forward to what's ahead in March

  • February 2020 Newsletter

    We can't believe we have already been living in Jamaica for one month now! In some ways we are amazed it has been a month, but in many ways it feels like much longer than that!

  • January 2020 Newsletter

    We made it!!!

  • Year End Newsletter

    What a year 2019 has been!

  • November 2019 Newsletter

    The fact that we leave for Jamaica in just two months is mind-boggling (and a little overwhelming!)

  • October 2019 Newsletter

    September has been a really sweet time for our family as we get to know Silas better each day!

  • September 2019 Newsletter

    Welcoming the newest Bloemendaal!

  • August 2019 Newsletter

    We can hardly believe that it is already August - summer has flown by!  This past month we returned from missions training in Colorado and spent some much needed time with family and friends!

  • July 2019 Newsletter

    Happy July, everyone! We are now back home in West Michigan from our four weeks in Colorado at Mission Training International.

  • June 2019 Newsletter

    May has been quite a month - it's difficult to know where to even start in sharing about it. The past few days alone have been incredibly eventful, so bear with us in this newsletter as some of this has *technically* happened in June :)

  • May 2019 Newsletter

    Happy May, everyone! We can hardly believe this is our last full month of working at our jobs.

  • April 2019 Newsletter

    A longer newsletter, we just have so much to share from our time in Jamaica!

  • March 2019 Newsletter

    Boy have we got news for you...

    It's true! The Lord has blessed us with the incredible gift of pregnancy. We were initially in total shock when we found out, but we are absolutely thrilled and honored to be entering into the role of parents.

  • Feb. 2019 Newsletter

    Can you believe we're already a month into the new year?  This month has been busy for us as we continue to plan what the next year is going to look like. January has also been met with a lot of snow -- five snow days in a row, in fact!
  • Jan. 2019 Newsletter

    2019 is going to be a big year for the Bloemendaal family!

  • Dec. 2018 Newsletter

    Happy Holidays from us to yours!  This December we are so excited for the many reasons to celebrate as Christmas and 2019 approach us.  We have some really cool things going on right now that we would love to fill you in on ...

  • Nov. 2018 Newsletter

    It has now been a month since we went public with the news about God calling us to Jamaica, and we have received an outpouring of support ever since! Every text, call, and conversation in passing has meaning for us - we are so grateful for our community near and far! 

  • Oct. 2018 Newsletter

    Welcome to our missions support team! As our support team, we want to use these newsletters to keep you updated not only on our process of getting to Jamaica, but to share what is going on in the ministry once we are down on the island full-time.