For 25 years, American Caribbean Experience has been serving the people of Jamaica through education, health care, enterprise and discipleship. From teaching children to read, to pulling teeth, to financing small businesses, to training the island's future chefs and teachers, ACE has taken every measure necessary to "love their neighbors." While this is a story about a particular place and its people, it's also a story about all of us: How God works through broken people and in broken places to do beautiful things. About the Author Marla arrived on the island in 1988 working with another non-profit organization receiving short-term mission teams to work in Jamaica. After serving 2 years, with the help of her friends and churches she had met, Marla made the decision to form what is now American-Caribbean Experience (referred to herein after as "ACE"). Marla met her husband Allen in 2001 and ever since, they have been working together to change lives and transform communities, one person at a time. Marla is a naturalized citizen of Jamaica and currently lives in St. Mary Jamaica.