Serving the Poorest of the Poor
“Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers..."
I will be joining a group of 22 fellow classmates and teachers for a trip to serve disabled and abandoned children in Jamaica this upcoming March. We will work with an organization called Mustard Seed (mustardseed.com), the largest provider of care to the disabled in the Caribbean.
Mustard Seed operates several facilities on the Island, each of which hosts dozens (some hundreds) of children. The children they care for have been abandoned or mistreated by their families, and it is Mustard Seed's mission to care for them from the time they come to Mustard Seed until their natural death. We will stay on a Mustard Seed campus outside Montego Bay called Blessed Assurance.
This is not a sightseeing trip; we will stay in bunk-dorms and work hard to make these children's lives better for the short time that we are with them. There will be plenty of physical work: digging trenches for drainage, painting, perhaps some light construction; and it will involve a great deal of time spent with the children: playing games, perhaps helping them draw, etc.
I am looking forward to this opportunity to step out of myself and my comfortable environment and make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor.
Each participant is expected to raise money to purchase supplies needed such as clothing, toys, and bedding. Please help me reach my fundraising goal.Would you consider making a donation to support my trip? Your gift directly supports the care of the residents and is 100% tax deductible.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve and bring joy to others.
Thank you for any donation that you are able to give.
Peter A. James
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