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Charlie Fraga Elected Overall Coordinator
September 10

Charlie Fraga Elected Overall Coordinator

Charlie Fraga (Vancouver-Portland) will be the next overall coordinator of the People of Praise. He was elected by the community’s board of governors during an assembly that took place September 9-10.

Kingston Campout for Men and Boys

Ten men and 16 boys pitched tents near the Laughing Waters River in Jamaica’s Cranbrook botanical gardens for a few days of camping and relaxing in early May. The group carved drinking cups from bamboo and made their own kites, though only Locksley Robinson’s managed to stay aloft. (Photo credit: Kevin Rodriguez.)


Brik and Alex etch a design into a bamboo cup.

Jason and Joseph build a kite.

Matthew enjoys a laugh during morning prayer.

From left: Frank Grant, Glen Gill and Locksley Robinson.

Kevin Rodriguez helps Alex saw through a bamboo shoot in an effort to make a drinking cup.

Jason (left) and Alex customize their bamboo cups.

Campers compete to see who can hold their breath the longest. Kevin Rodriguez holds the record, 1 minute and 45 seconds, set in 2009.

Coconut trees surround a fishing pond near the campsite.

Listening to morning prayers.

Joseph Mutidjo works on his kite.

From left: David Pearson, Christopher, and Locksley Robinson prepare kites for flight.

Joseph modifies his bamboo cup.

Ten tents near Laughing Waters.

Kevin Rodriguez, Joseph and Kevin prepare breakfast for the campers.

A male peacock.

Campers enjoy the swings.


  1. Lynne Miller says:

    Thank you for posting camp pictures from Kingston. Especially the picture of Joseph Mutidjo. We sure do miss him here up in Buffalo!!!

  2. Lisa Ficker says:

    These are great photos! Thank you, Kevin Rodriguez!

  3. Kathleen Heinrich says:

    It is great to see the pictures of our men and boys in Kingston. Are you taking orders for the bamboo glasses :)

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