You are receiving this letter because you have partnered with our ministry in one way or another over the years. You may have given, prayed, or served on the island as part of a LIFE team. You may be a child sponsor. In whatever way you have joined in the efforts to reach the Deaf of Jamaica for Christ, we are grateful.
Right now, we are all facing a time of uncertainty. I am reminded that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and He has already won the ultimate battle for us. I pray we can be a light to the world in the midst of these trying times.
I’d like to give you an update on the state of things at CCCD.
Spring Teams: As you may know, sending teams is vital to our organization’s function. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have lost 50% of our team visits for the year, and more cancellations are still coming in. Not only will their presence be missed, but teams make up about 40% of the funds that keep CCCD open. Some teams have generously donated part or all of their team funds. We are grateful and want to acknowledge the generosity of those gifts.
Donor Support: Outside of team funds, gifts from donors like many of you are also imperative to our ministry. Unfortunately, some of these gifts have diminished. We understand, and we pray for anyone who has taken a hard financial impact. Some donors have recognized the need and given even more in April, and we are grateful for that.
Overall, CCCD faces a significant financial crisis without the support of people like you. We are doing everything we can to keep things running and allow island staff to reach, teach, and nurture the Deaf of Jamaica.
In lieu of the spring campaign we had planned to increase the impact happening at the Montego Bay campus, we are coming to you with this immediately urgent request. If you are able to give, please pray and see if the Lord leads you to make an extra gift toward our ministry during this difficult time. Some individuals have let us know they will be giving a portion of their stimulus check to help. We are so appreciative of any gift, large or small, to help keep things going.
Thank you for your partnership, your prayers, and your support. We know God will see us all through.
President CCCD USA