Camp Hands of Joy

One of Our Ministry Partners

For the last few years, Mosaic has supported Hands of Joy, a ministry to deaf children in the Caribbean. Each June, they hold a summer camp for deaf children, who are chronically under-served in the Caribbean. According to Hands of Joy:

Because severe language barriers exclude them from the surrounding Spanish speaking world, these kids are often left feeling isolated and alone. For the most part they are ignored, being viewed as unreachable or even unteachable. Little money or effort is spent to treat them like their hearing counterparts. While there have been some efforts made by government, a few international agencies, and religious ministries to help educate these kids, they are still left with little access to the everyday enjoyable activities and fun which are common to other children of their age. [Read more...]

Our former children's director, Julie Salmon, volunteers at the camp each year. She is an experienced sign language interpreter with years of experience teaching children, and she has been able to offer invaluable investments of both time and skill. She works with the campers and also provides training to local educators of deaf students.

Julie leaves on June 1 and returns on the 15th. Please pray with us for the campers, the staff, and for Julie.

Become a Sponsor

Hands of Joy is also seeking sponsors who can help defray the cost of camp for the kids. A full sponsorship is $85, which pays for transportation, food, supplies, and everything else that's needed to bring one kid to camp for a week. Both full and partial sponsorships are welcome.

Help a child attend camp this year

Image Credit

Sign language: Bert Heymans (CC BY-SA 2.0)