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We are happy to announce that Mustard Seed Society is revamping the website. Please feel free to browse and send us any suggestions you may have. Keep updated on all events and activities of Mustard Seed Society with our new, user-friendly site.
Mustard Seed Society is a nonprofit organization created to provide interactive adventure-based therapeutic interventions.
Our client population includes those who have been addicted, abused, wounded, and allowed to grow up without nurture or guidance.
We are a faith-based organization offering hope to those who believe their life is hopeless.
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This is turning out to be an exciting year!
We plan to continue working with Camp Lewis, The Attention girls home, and The Day Program just as we have in many years past. We are working with Dr. Dowdy, principal at Pell City High School, to resume our program for ninth grade at risk youth to come to the farm during the week for sessions with the horses. Cindy Oden, the principal of Rise Academy a part of Pell City High School, is coordinating our program for the special needs children. We plan to continue our suicide prevention classes in our county schools. Hoping, like last year, to be in every school by the end of the school year.
We are working on a new program for this year! We hope to provide an abstinence program to the sixth graders in our county. Training them up in the way that they should go!
As you can see, we have a very busy year planned. We appreciate your continued support and prayers as we help the young people in our community!
I know it might be hard to tell from the picture, but this is Kenny Todd! An incredibly giving individual who is not afraid to be the hands and feet of Jesus. He is currently by himself at the new hay barn, in the July heat, putting the shingles on the roof. The heat index was upwards of 110 degrees while this picture was taken, and yet he is tirelessly working! This is the fourth weekend Kenny has been to the farm to complete this task and according to him, he isn’t finished. He still plans to return, as a volunteer mind you, to finish the detail work. This project would not have been possible without Kenny’s expertise and willingness to do Kingdom work. Even though we may never be able to express how much we appreciate Kenny’s hard work and dedication to our vision, I know he is storing up treasures in heaven!
Mustard Seed has had a great year. We were able to serve Coosa Valley Youth Services’ Camp Lewis and Attention home, St. Clair Co. Day Program, The Strong Girls from Jefferson Co. Family Court, and 3 groups of teens from Pell City High School, including a group of special needs teens.
We did 3 summer day camps for the boys and girls at the Boys and girls club in Pell City. We are excited that we were able to offer our Suicide Prevention Program in every high school in our county. We offered tutoring class each Thursday for the teens in our HS program and saw math grades make a big turn around!
This year we hope to offer all the programs again to these groups. Our new endeavor will be to offer abstinence classes for the 6th grade classes in our county in collaboration with the St. Clair Children’s Advocacy Center.
Much work has been done at the barn – Thanks primarily to the wonderful folks at The Church of The Highlands and their Greeter groups! They did major clean up on fence lines, painted fences and round pens, repaired the barn, built a porch by the bathrooms, (way better than the wobbly cinder blocks we called steps.), cleaned LOTS of tack and built a beautiful hay barn! They were AMAZING! Many hours of labor , not to mention their financial contribution to all the projects. We are so very grateful! Words could never express how much their contributions meant to us – especially that they cared so much for our kids.
We are so blessed at Mustard Seed to have received generous donations from Corporate Sponsors in 2014
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM
HONDA MANUFACTURING OF ALABAMA
Thanks to their generous donations and those of our private donors, we have been able to provide Equine Assisted Therapy for 7 different groups of teens this year. We have also been able to take our Suicide Prevention Program into 3 high schools in our county this year and expect to take this program to the remaining 4 high schools before the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
Several of our teens from our High School group are coming to Glenn’s office near the high school each Thursday for tutoring. We have a wonderful math tutor – Frog Price ( yes that is really his name!) and he has been such a blessing for the kids. Not only is he a great teacher, but he is also a great mentor and friend for them. Other volunteers – Jessica Burrow, Tessa Adams, Kandie Magargee, and Glenn are offering help with science, history and English. Lots of learning happening in the midst of lots of fun!