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Members of the Jamaican Mission Team are front, from left, Megan Edelman, Emilee Edelman, Mikayla Magnuson, Ellie Kirchner, Brandon Spain-Brist and Ginny Spain-Brist and, back, Duane Gebhard, Loree Albright, Ellen Albright, Jean Greseth Kirchner and Spike Wellman. (Submitted photo)

Akeley mission team creates avocado orchard in Jamaica

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A grove of avocado trees is sprouting in Brownstown, Jamaica, thanks to the work of an Akeley-based Jamaican Mission Team.

Five youth and five adults from Akeley United Methodist were off to the Caribbean island in early June.

The trip was under the umbrella of Operation Compassion Ministry, four or five teams within the state's Methodist conference heading down to island nation of the Greater Antilles each year.

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