The Jamaica Deaf Village (JDV) is a place where Deaf can live, work, and grow. We support this through discipleship, jobs, training, and community. Through these efforts, we can change lives and give back from what God has blessed us with.
There currently are 20 deaf adults and their families living at JDV.
New Life Church of the Deaf is located at the Jamaica Deaf Village, and it is a place where the local deaf can come, have fellowship, and learn in their own language.
Our hope for this church is to disciple and raise up leaders both here at JDV and in the community. These leaders will make an impact in the community and among the Deaf of Jamaica.Watch a Video of Sheldon's Story
Social enterprise is an important part of the work we do. We have teamed up with Selestial Soap LLC to provide employment to over ten Deaf women through creating Dryer Angels in JDV's Sewing Room. Dryer Angels will leave an amazing scent in your clothing without all the toxic ingredients that are on conventional dryer sheets and scent-boosting beads.
One hundred acres were donated in 1991 for the Jamaica Deaf Village. Over the years, construction was done by both Jamaican workers and volunteers from overseas. Both housing and businesses were constructed and that has allowed us to serve the Deaf adults of Jamaica. Little by little, we have continued to grow and continued to learn. Today we employ around 20 people through farming, construction, woodworking, sewing, catering, and cattle. Through both the work and the discipleship that happens on campus, we are seeing God move in the lives of the Deaf.
Currently there are 11 Deaf residents and their families.
Mr. John Meeks - Campus Manager/Social Enterprise Officer
Mr. Sheldon Burkett - New Life Church of the Deaf Pastor
Mr. Lawrence Wint – Foreman
Mrs. Veronica Fuller – Catering Manager
Mr. Chris and Renee Briggs – Missionary
Mr. Patrick and Kara Bloemendaal - Missionary
Phone - 1(876)556-5125
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org