Adam Scales, president and co-founder of Servant's Heart Jamaica Inc., speaks to the Cleveland Civitan Club
Adam Scales, president and co-founder of Servant's Heart Jamaica Inc., spoke to the Cleveland Civitan Club Wednesday. Servant's Heart Jamaica was formed in 2011 with a sole mission to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the deaf of Jamaica. The statistics they have indicate about 150,000 deaf men, women and children live in a 2.5 million island population. It appears this ratio is extremely high and with little assistance available to the deaf, most of them fall far behind in education, jobs, and opportunities. Servant’s Heart Jamaica, based in Cleveland, is searching for ways to assist this underserved people. Scales presented the multiphase project conjoined with the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf in Eden District, St. James, Jamaica. Currently in process is Phase I, which is housing for short-term mission teams and will serve as temporary housing for the JCSD graduating students until they can find permanent housing and transition into the hearing society. Phase II will be the formation of a totally deaf church, and Phase III will be construction of a mission house to be used for pastoral care and training for the unique challenges of reaching the deaf. From left are Civitan James Graham, speaker Scales, Civitans Phil Brown, Anne Cadle and Jeff Cocks.