Where In The World Is The Times

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The Times traveled recently with Sheila Banks, her family and 13 of their friends to Port Maria, Jamaica on a 9 day mission trip with Building Through God’s Love, a McDonough based charity. L. to r. are Greg Banks, Sheila Banks, Mitchell Banks, Jackson Banks, and Port Maria resident Peta Gay Garrick. While there they built a house, added on to another home, and rebuilt a thirdhouse for needy families. They ate at Deda’s Restaurant each night on the trip. They ate a variety of local foods like jerk chicken, curry goat, curry chicken, pineapple chicken, BBQ chicken, fish escovich, beef tips, fresh squeezed fruit juice, and several different rice and pasta dishes. They also have a bread that is called festival which Sheila says “is out of this world.” She went on to add that “all of the food was incredible.” They know the owner of the restaurant and she cooks for their mission team each year when they are there. They had one free day to do activities and they visited the site where 104.7 The Fish Atlanta built a fishing village. The weather was much cooler there this year than it has been in past years. They normally visit Dunn’s River Falls but the water was too cold to do that this year. Instead they traveled to Ocho Rios and shopped. Some of the team swam at James Bond Beach near Oracabessa, Jamaica.