When I was recently blessed with the chance to travel to Jamaica and see Mustard Seed Communities' work first-hand, I spent a majority of my nights staying at Sophie's Place. The residents there are beyond special. In particular, I bonded with Chrisagaye, a Deaf teenage girl. She was ecstatic when she learned I knew ASL, and I was bombarded with her attention and conversation whenever she spotted me. I won't forget my first morning there. I was trying to film the devotional for work and Chrisagaye - sitting next to me, of course - was getting bored with all of the talking and started signing with me. I asked her if she knew what they were talking about, if she understood they were discussing God. She expressed uninterested boredom, but I persisted and explained what they were saying about God, who He is, that He made her and loves her. Slowly I watched her face go from that of a bored teenager to an excited child.
MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES WROTE:
The residents of Sophie's Place showed us great love; let's return the favor.
Sophie's Place is one of Mustard Seed Communities residential homes in Jamaica for individuals living with disabilities. It is also where our mission team lived for a week, helping to care for and play with the children and adults who call Sophie's Place home. We were all blessed by the time we had with the residents. While many of the residents are non-verbal, their smiles, dancing and laughter, and the grip of their fingers speak more than words. After returning home, our mission team decided that we could do more for the residents of Sophie's Place.
With your help, we can provide monetary support that will give these amazing people food, healthcare, shelter, and education. Please join us by donating here, or by making a monthly sustaining gift on our website at www.mustardseed.com/SustainSophiesPlace. Every dollar makes an impact on their lives.
OneStep Mission Team
Mustard Seed Communities Mission Statement:
Inspired by the healing and caring Ministry of Jesus Christ, we aim through the positive interaction of caring, sharing and training, to uplift the most vulnerable members of society, especially disabled and abandoned children, and marginalized communities. We are committed to the fostering of homes and communities, which will lead us all to loving service and mutual respect and which will bring us joy, hope and dignity.