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2014 Newsletter & Annual Report THE MUSTARD SEED, INC. 1085 Luckney Road Brandon, MS 39047 Phone: 601.992.3556 Fax: 601.992.0170 www.mustardseedinc.org www.facebook.com/mustardseedinflowood

The Mission of The Mustard Seed The Mustard Seed is a Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1981 to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of adults with special needs, The Mustard Seed provides a loving and protected environment with meaningful activities which allow the “Seedsters” to fulfill the potential God has created within them.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Ron Allen President

Sandra Griffith

Past President

Paul Rogers

President Elect

Becky Lowe

Secretary / Treasurer

Charles Remus

Financial Advisor

Joyce Plunkett

Auxiliary President Ex Officio

Kim Browning

Family Group President Ex Officio

Ugandhar Adari Jim Agnew Cindy Chew Stephanie Hodges Brad Ingram Renee Lambert Kathy Moore Melanie Morgan Larry Simons Rosiland Smith Carrie Tilley

STAFF Forrest "Bud" Bratley

Executive Director

Elizabeth Gammill

Director of Activities

Del Harrington

Director of Community Relations

Jennifer Floyd

Director of Operations

Joshua Zerbe

Facilities Director & Gift Shop Manager

Cindy Chew

Gift Shop Assistant

Sam Clark

Workshop Manager

Beth Carraway

Workshop Assistant / Nurse

Charlie Floyd

Day Staff Instructor

Stephanie Jury

Day Staff Instructor

Janis Kent

Day Staff Instructor

Daniel Townsend

Day Staff Instructor

Debbie Burnham

Bells of Faith Director

Jayne Crenshaw

Bells of Faith Accompanist

Janet & Randy Gerleman

Women’s Residential Parents

Phyllis & Steve Sherer

The Mustard Seed is a great way to remember friends and loved ones during the holidays or any other special time throughout the year. Giving through The Mustard Seed is special, and it's a gift that blesses the lives of over 40 extraordinary people. Each gift recipient will receive a special acknowledgement card, and as always, your gift is tax deductible. Contact The Mustard Seed at 601-992-3556 to support our ministry.

Day Staff Instructor

Claire Jennings

Thank you for generously giving to the ministry of The Mustard Seed. It is through donations that The Mustard Seed is able to provide an extraordinary experience for adults with special needs.

Men’s Residential Parents

The following pages will guide you through the loving, Christian environment of enriching activities, wonderful volunteers, families, talent in ceramics, and generous supporters that are the Branches of The Mustard Seed. Enjoy a glimpse into our ministry and please feel free to come visit The Mustard Seed campus to see first-hand how your support is appreciated.

“Racin’ for the Seed” is a 5K run/walk followed by a 13-mile bike, and another one-mile run/walk. Participants can register as a team or an individual for the duathlon or as an individual for the 5K. Visit www.racinfortheseed.com for more info, to sponsor, volunteer, or register. We would like to thank the 2014 sponsors, over 100 volunteers, 15 food vendors, and over 300 participants. You helped The Mustard Seed raise $30,000! Proceeds benefit the ongoing ministry of The Mustard Seed—to provide a loving Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities.

2014 Sponsors

SCREENPRINTING & EMBROIDERY [email protected] PH:

601-898-9194

TOLL FREE:

1-866-680-2802

www.goadwear.com FAX:

601-898-9623

SHIRTS CAPS SWEATS SIGNS DECALS

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Save the Date for the Second Annual Racin’ for the Seed April 11, 2015 • Fannin Landing Park

W W W. R A C IN F O R T H E S E E D. C O M Register to Participate • • • •

5K Walk – $30 5K Run – $30 Duathlon as an Individual – $50 Duathlon as a Relay Team – $80 (2 or 3 team members)

Generously Sponsor the Race • • • • •

Root Sponsor – $5,000 Tree Sponsor – $2,500 Branch Sponsor – $1,000 Leaf Sponsor – $500 Bud Sponsor – $250

Dedicate Time to Volunteer • • • • • • • •

Awards Course Direction Finish Line Pre-race Help Registration Transition T-shirt Sales Water Stations

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The Mustard Seed has grown over the past 33 years and owes credit to many who have given gifts of time, talent, and financial support. The Mustard Seed focuses daily on the prayers of co-founder and incorporator, Ruby Bryant, as she ventured out on a tour of special needs communities around the southeast. A group of founders set out to see where God was leading them in providing a place of meaning and purpose for their loved ones with special needs. Ruby prayed from Matthew: “… if you have faith as a grain of a mustard seed ye shall say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Later, their faith, research, and vision guided them to what is known today as The Mustard Seed. Many of us who have been and are now involved in this ministry have lived by Ruby’s prayer, knowing that just as surely as God created all things, He would also provide for our needs. There were many who joined in the efforts of developing a Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities, and many continue to

nurture the original founders' and incorporators’ dreams. However, one in particular served The Mustard Seed in ways too numerous to list. As a board member, financial supporter, advisor, and, most importantly, a parent, Denny Terry helped The Mustard Seed grow into the extraordinary community it is today. Denny and his wife, Judy, were two of the earliest supporters and, along with their son Will, a long-time Seedster, have been a special part of The Mustard Seed family for many years. Up until Denny’s death in early November of this year, he served and indeed lived life with faith in his Maker and his Savior. Denny’s love for all the people he knew and worked with, as well as his work ethic and dedication, was a wonderful example to each of us. Because of faithful supporters like Denny and all of you, The Mustard Seed continues to be blessed in countless ways. It’s because of your love and provision that we are able to continue enriching the lives of our Seedsters, their families, and our community.

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Mustard Seed Auxiliary 2014-2015 Mustard Seed Auxiliary Board Members Joyce Plunkett President

Beth Ann Hinds Secretary

Laurie DeFoe Special Events Co-Chair

Leslie Hancock Past President

Melanie BArnes Membership

Becky Perkins Advisor

Janis Harden Treasurer

Jan Carter Special Events Chair

Cheryl Giordano Advisor

Perkins' Pantry Coming Soon The Mustard Seed Auxiliary is excited to announce The Rebecca A. Perkins’ Pantry which will help to serve the food needs of both the men’s and women’s residential homes. Becky Perkins, known to many as Ms. Becky, has given abundantly to support The Mustard Seed for many, many years. Her love, time, and financial support have truly been a testament to the abundant love of Jesus. The Mustard Seed's residential homes provide three meals each day to 18 residents. Beginning in January of 2015, The Perkins' Pantry will be equipped to receive frozen (homemade and store bought) casseroles and meals, sack

lunch supplies, canned goods, frozen fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, and much more. Monetary donations can be made by contacting The Mustard Seed at 601-992-3556. In-kind donations can be delivered to The Mustard Seed offices at 1085 Luckney Road. The purpose of The Mustard Seed Auxiliary is to enhance and expand the mission of The Mustard Seed through fundraising, meaningful activities, and community engagement, and to help provide food to the Day and Residential Programs.

Kroger Support! It’s as easy as One…Two…FREE! • Begin by creating an online account at www.kroger.com. Click on “Create An Account” and follow the steps. • Once you have set up your account, sign in and click “My Account.” • Towards the bottom of this page, click on “Community Rewards” and click “Edit Community Rewards Program Information.” • To select The Mustard Seed as your charity, you can either enter our organization number (81008) or search by “The Mustard Seed, Inc.” • The Mustard Seed will receive a cash reward for every purchase you make when you scan your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card.

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Ricky Fleming is an energetic and friendly new addition to The Mustard Seed. Ricky joined the “family” of Seedsters in December of 2013. He has jumped right in ready to paint ceramics, spend time with volunteers, enjoy generosity from donors, and experience The Mustard Seed to the fullest! Born in Crossett, AR, Ricky is the second of four siblings. When Ricky was young, he didn't talk much until he was taken by his mother to receive acupuncture. Since the sessions were completed, Ricky hasn’t stopped talking and charming the lives of everyone he meets. Ricky’s family lived in Crossett until he was about two when they moved to California to find a good school for children with special needs. Ricky attended school in California for about six and a half years prior to moving back to Arkansas to attend The Carousel School, a starter school for children with special needs. While in Crossett, Ricky sang at special performances in his church. Ricky was just one of the group, and he was never treated “differently” by any friend or family member. In addition to his singing talents and accomplishments, he created quite a collection of medals and ribbons from his success in Crossett’s Special Olympics programs. After graduation, Ricky

began attending The Ashley County Sheltered Workshop for developmentally disabled adults where he worked with the yard crew doing contract work for Georgia Pacific as well as other businesses and individuals. In 2006, when Ricky was 50, he and his parents moved to Mississippi to be closer to his sister, Karen. They began attending Karen’s church and everyone fell in love with Ricky. On rainy Sunday mornings, he met (and still meets) ladies at their car with his umbrella to walk them into the building. Ricky also extends his arm on non-rainy days—he just meets ladies at their cars with a great big smile. If parishioners are not met with a hug from Ricky Fleming, they come looking for him. Ricky’s sister Karen remarks, “He loves people and loves doing for others. The Mustard Seed has been so good for Ricky—I think he is happier than he has ever been.”

Extraordinary Talents Extraordinary talents within extraordinary adults! The Mustard Seed is a Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities which works daily to enrich the lives of over 40 people with special needs. In 1981, The Mustard Seed opened the doors to its ministry and to its campus located at 1085 Luckney Road in Flowood, and it has since grown to include two residential homes, 10,000 square feet of workshop and activity space, a gift shop, and an administrative office space. “Unique” is a word that describes not only the “Seedsters” (clients at The Mustard Seed) but their beautiful, hand-crafted ceramics as well. Each piece is made with love and sold to directly benefit the ministry of The Mustard Seed. Ceramic pieces are created, fired, and sold on the 11-acre campus located about a mile off Lakeland Drive on Luckney Road. All proceeds from

ceramic sales account for about 20% of the annual budget and go directly to fund the program at The Mustard Seed. Remaining support comes from generous contributors and tuition paid by Seedsters’ families. The Mustard Seed does not receive state or federal funding; therefore, support from the community is crucial. The ministry of The Mustard Seed is to create a loving, Christian environment for adults with special needs, providing them with meaningful activities through a day program and a residential program. The 18 residents are joined Monday through Friday by about 25 special needs friends who participate in The Mustard Seed’s Day Program. Ceramics have always been a large part of the day program, providing both funding and therapy to Seedsters. In 2013, the day program expanded to include “Mustard Seed University”—a simple set of classes which have been developed to offer a wide range of enrichment for the Seedsters to continue learning and nourishing their talents. 7

After determining Seedsters’ interests and staff’s knowledge, class lists and schedules are developed. The available classes offered during Mustard Seed University include, but are certainly not limited to church history, sports history, Lego building, music, nature, reading, numbers, drama, speech, friendship skills, science, zoology, sign language, and ceramic hand building. Hand building has been a popular class for not only the Seedsters, but for visitors in the Gift Shop as well. Hand-built pieces offer a unique twist, even more unique than the regular colorful ceramics Seedsters have been creating for over 30 years. Each piece is created with love and expresses the creativity and personality of the artist.Seedsters in hand building follow a step-bystep process to form the basic piece; however, they know at what point in the process to add their own special touches. Hand-built pieces show the indentations from Seedsters’ hands and fingers, and if you look closely, you can see fingerprints from the artisan. Seedsters enjoy being a part of this process from start to finish; it’s a very hands-on process that brings them great joy. Sam Clark, workshop director at The Mustard Seed, comments that, “the most impressive part about hand building classes has been to watch their skills develop and continue as they learn hand-building techniques. Once they understand the basic construction steps, they can explore their own ideas, and we get to see their ideas come to completion.” It’s amazing to see the Seedsters start with a bag of clay and end up with a beautiful nativity scene or angel wearing glasses. During the beginning months of hand building classes, Seedsters were faced with the challenges of how to take a block of clay and create it into a frog, which the staff presented as their first projects. Once they began to understand the simple step-by-step process, it became fun and exciting. Personalities began to show in the frog projects. Expressions were created. Exciting touches were added, and each frog became unique and special. There is an avenue for Seedsters of all levels to find a place and feel a sense of accomplishment through hand building. Whether they have the ability to develop ideas and see them through to completion or they are the one who works best making pieces for other Seedsters to build 8

final projects, all work together to create art. One particular Seedster comes to mind when thinking about the many success stories in hand building classes. This gentleman is extremely precise when making round balls for Christmas trees or heads for people. He makes each piece the same size and proceeds to line them up in perfect rows for other fellow Seedsters to use in completing their final projects. He can stand at the hand-building table for over an hour working on the same task over and over and over. It brings him great joy in seeing his project come to completion. It may not look like a finished product to the visitor, but to him, he has created pieces to benefit his friends. In addition to bringing their creativity to life, the unique and special projects for Seedsters at The Mustard Seed have helped them overcome daily challenges, which is a common struggle among the special needs community. Ceramics and hand building help to show how rewarding and fun it is to overcome challenges; with a little bit of work, patience, and love, anything is possible. The developed skills through hand building classes are working throughout the lives of Seedsters. In addition to overcoming challenges, the Seedsters are gaining confidence. The simple confidence builder that comes from being taught a skill and learning to complete it independently is life changing. The hand-built pieces touch the hearts of staff and Gift Shop patrons; they also bring a sense of pride and accomplishment to the Seedsters—they love what they have made and want to show it off! When looking at the numbers of Seedsters signing up for hand building class, it’s obvious they want to develop these special skills. Truly one of a kind, no two Mustard Seed hand-built pieces are alike. The artist is the driving force behind each piece. Staff encourages as much independence as possible. If a piece in the Gift Shop speaks to you, buy it; you never know if it will be available next time you visit. Transforming lives, teaching skills, creating art, and loving life are all parts of the place we call The Mustard Seed!

The Seedsters' beautiful ceramics contribute over $190,000 to the annual budget. In addition to helping maintain the program of The Mustard Seed, these unique pieces give art therapy to more than 40 adults with developmental disabilities. Mustard Seed ceramics make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day, happies for friends, and much more. Gift Shop hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 – 4:00 and 10:00 – 3:00 on the second Saturday of each month. November and December always bring additional Saturday Shopping Days which are publicized at www.mustardseedinc.org.

Reminder!!

In order to claim donations as charitable deductions on your 2014 income tax return, donations should be postmarked by December 31, 2014. Donations can be made by visiting www.mustardseedinc.org or by calling Jennifer at 601.992.3556.

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Mustard Seed Wish List UNDER $10 • Variety pack of snack-size chips • Powdered lemonade • Cases of Gatorade and/or water • Shampoo • Shaving cream • Body wash • Mouthwash • Dental floss • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Napkins • Kleenex • Spray sports sunscreen SPF 50 • Febreeze for auto and home • Windex • Armor All wipes • Car wash soap • Paper plates • Plastic cutlery • Freezer paper • Ziploc bags (sandwich & gallon size) • Aluminum foil and Saran Wrap • Clorox wipes • Dishwashing detergent • Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner • Scissors • 3-ring binders • Coloring books • Craft supplies • Disney/Christmas piano music books • Party supplies for a luau, fiesta, sock hop, hoedown • Well paint trays (6) • Watercolor paper • Acrylic paint paper • Fun stickers • White name badge labels • Wasp and hornet spray • Headphones for iPads • First aid supplies • Button magnets • Perennial plants

$10 – $20 • Ceramic or glass plates and bowls • Rolls of plastic tablecloths • 3’ x 4’ magnetic dry erase board • Spray nozzle for water hose • Basic tool kit • Tool bag • Work gloves • Amdro Fire Ant Killer • Dust mop • Outdoor and indoor brooms • Chair cushions • Hard rake • Leaf rake • Apple camera connection kits • Wii remote chargers (lie flat style) • All-weather zip-up picnic blankets • Basketball shorts (MED-2XL) • Yoga/sweat pants (MED-2XL) • Fitness mats (10) • Workout hand gripper • Party supplies for a luau, fiesta, sock hop, hoedown • Perennial Plants • New release DVDs (rated G or PG) • “Happy Days” DVDs • “Brady Bunch” DVDs • Event tickets (theatre, sports, movies, museums) $20 – $30 • Heavy duty stapler • Rolling plastic drawers • Lifetime folding chairs ($20 in-store at Sam’s) • Lightweight afghans or quilts • Plush or fleece blankets (extra long) • Noise-blocking earmuffs • HP 61 ink cartridges • DVD/VCR player • Sleep/nap mats for adults • PUR 2 or 3 Stage Faucet Filter refills • Piano damper • Drum pads • Fruit trees (call for details)

$30 – $40 • 25'–50' water hose • Power cords (25–50 ft.) • Bean bag chairs • 2 floor lamps (call for details) • Colored butcher paper rolls • 25-32 gallon Sterilite latch tubs • Guillotine paper cutter • Mario Kart for Wii • Event tickets (theatre, sports, movies, museums) $50 – $100 • Lifetime 4’ folding tables ($79 in-store at Sam’s) • Karaoke machine with mics $100 & Above • Weighted blankets and/or vests • Chest of drawers or dresser • 10'–12' A-frame ladder • Floor buffer/polisher (call for details) • Wooden rocking chairs • Heavy duty vacuum cleaner • iPads • Compost tumbler • Bluetooth keyboard • Laminating machine • Large area rugs (call for details) • Landscaping lights (call for details) $1000 & Above • Automatic external defibrillator Gift Cards ($5–$10 increments) Amazon, Malco Theatres, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, McAlister’s, Wendy’s, Jason’s Deli, Subway, Dairy Queen, Bops, Walmart, Baskin Robbins, Kroger, Dollar Tree, Chick-fil-A, Sonic, Target, Lowe's, Berry Berry Good, Regal Theatres, Backyard Burgers, or any other restaurants

PRIZES FOR THE PRIZE CABINET CDs, cool pens, T-shirts, tote bags, can koozies, hats, cups, insulated mugs, word searches, fun school supplies, paint-bynumbers posters, headbands, fun socks, barrettes, jewelry, anything from local universities (MSU, Ole Miss, LSU), travel-size toiletries (body washes, shampoos, lotions), lip gloss/chapstick, sunglasses, winter gloves, calendars, stationery sets, and anything from Duck Dynasty, Frozen, or High School Musical The Mustard Seed Wish List constantly changes with receipts of generous contributions. Please visit www.mustardseedinc.org/wishlist for our most current wish list items. 12

Goodwill Art Show Winners The 26th Annual Goodwill Art Show is a statewide contest that strives to “showcase the work of artists with disabilities in the state of Mississippi.” The Seedsters have participated in this event for many years and always look forward to exhibiting their works of art in various media, including canvas, ceramics, and watercolors. This year The Mustard Seed had an excellent showing, with several winners in the Non-Professional category. These winners included William Crutchfield, Web Guthrie, Jerry Dearing, and Lauren Williams. Each of the winners received a cash prize and certificate of participation in the show. Congratulations to all of these winners, as well as all of our Seedsters, who worked hard to produce beautiful pieces to enter in this contest.

High School Musical Valentine's Day 2014 was an exciting day at The Mustard Seed. The drama class performed High School Musical: Paris Edition. The play was based on the popular Disney movie, High School Musical, but this one was unique as it was set in Paris. The Seedsters were involved in every aspect of the production process; they designed and created props, learned dances, created invitations and play bills, and learned scripts and on-stage directions. The script was written by the Seedsters with the help of their drama teacher, Phyllis Reeves. After debuting their incredible acting skills to a full house of friends and family, the Seedsters enjoyed a delicious lunch in the Activity Center. The production provided a chance for the Seedsters to experience the benefits of teamwork, responsibility, and creative expression.

Ladies Raise Money to Give Back Giving is abundant at The Mustard Seed. The Seedsters are extremely aware of the blessings that walk in through the front door, so much so that in thanksgiving, they want to give back to others. In 2014, the Ladies Group elected to raise money through a Cupcake Sale and used the proceeds to support programs with Samaritan’s Purse. The ladies came up with this idea on their own, shopped for and prepared the cupcakes, marketed and staffed their booth at Open House, researched and chose charity projects, and mailed the funds to designated areas. The project raised $125 which was used to support loving care for an orphan, giving a disabled child hope, teaching a child to read and write, freshwater wells, and feeding a hungry baby for a week. The ladies of The Mustard Seed are extremely generous and talented. It feels good to give!

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Seedster Appreciation Day It’s typically a cold day in January, but it’s warm and exciting at The Mustard Seed. The Annual Seedster Appreciation Day is a day in January set aside to celebrate the Seedsters as a group and as individuals for their valuable contributions to The Mustard Seed and to the surrounding community. The great part is that the whole day is a surprise for them! It starts off with the group heading to a surprise venue where they watch a video highlighting the past year, followed by a delicious lunch at a fun, local restaurant. After lunch, the red carpet is rolled out and lined with lights; the Seedsters are given pictures and gifts and hear special words about each person. The biggest announcement made is how much their hard work in ceramics has provided to The Mustard Seed community. Total ceramics sales for 2013 was $190,367!

Riding High at the State Fair Games, rides, food, and laughs … oh my! With financial support from Mr. and Mrs. Terry Foreman and Trustmark Bank, the Seedsters were able to enjoy a fun-filled day at the Mississippi State Fair. Seedsters arrived in the morning to catch the circus, the petting zoo, biscuit making, old cars, lunch on the midway, games, rides rides rides, and much more before leaving in the afternoon. In addition to the financial support, The Mustard Seed is extremely grateful for the 10-15 volunteers who are ready to buddy-up with Seedsters to escort them to excitement. Thank you to all who make the fair possible each year!

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The mustard seed stewardship The Mustard Seed, Inc. Functional Expenses as of April 30, 2014 Description Salaries

Program Services

General & Administrative

Development

Total Support Services

12-Month Total

486475

17576

21015

38591

37215

1345

1608

2953

40168

Benefits

23448

712

1162

1874

25322

Subtotal

547138

19633

23785

43418

590556

0

29798

2651

2651

2651

307

457

457

1659

1659

Payroll Tax

Food & Household

29798

Postage Staff Development

150

Dues & Subscriptions

1659

525066

Supplies

55876

1499

54

1553

57429

Vehicle

10900

722

0

722

11622

0

Maintenance

34981

1174

Utilities

34373

1156

Events

1174

36155

1156

35529

90

90

90

Printing

6194

6194

6194

Donor Development

3289

3289

3289

Telephone Pest Control Cleaning Taxes Interest

5447

655

655

6102

1124

290

290

1414

5715

1905

1905

7620

15228

50

50

15278

0

0

0

0

Contract Services

24341

6083

6083

30424

Insurance

22082

4203

4203

26285

Contract Labor

18000

0

0

0

18000

0

292

98

390

390

0

0

Meals Travel Activity Expense

20464

Depreciation

90081

Other TOTAL EXPENSES Functional %

5870

0

0

0

20464

5870

95951

10454

2575

909

3484

13938

926002

47916

37377

85293

1011295

91.6

4.7

3.7

8.4

100.0

892402

47409

44799

92207

984609

Total Expenses: Budget 04-30-14 Actual 04-30-13

791550

44222

41284

85506

877056

Actual 04-30-12

721680

40545

34327

74872

796552

Actual 04-30-11

681569

41683

33167

74850

756419

Actual 04-30-10

667343

43942

41343

85285

752628

Actual 04-30-09

650163

40491

34537

75028

725191

90.6

4.8

4.5

9.4

100.0

Budget 04-30-13

90.3

5.0

4.7

9.7

100.0

Actual 04-30-12

90.6

5.1

4.3

9.4

100.0

Functional % Budget 04-30-14

Actual 04-30-11

90.1

5.5

4.4

9.9

100.0

Actual 04-30-10

88.7

5.8

5.5

11.3

100.0

Actual 04-30-09

89.7

5.6

4.8

10.3

100.0

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Partners in ministry October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014 In thanksgiving and gratitude, we recognize those who have contributed to The Mustard Seed. The following are our friends and partners who have joined The Mustard Seed in fulfilling and expanding our mission. On behalf of the Seedsters and their families, we humbly recognize those individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations who truly are our partners in ministry.

of all donations goes directly to programming!

10,000+ Donors

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ADCAMP, Inc. Anonymous Covenant Transport Edwin E. and Ruby C. Morgan Foundation Ergon, Inc. 16

First Presbyterian Church of Jackson Mr. William D. Mounger Pearl High School: Senior, Jr. High, and Elementary Classes Terry-Trane Service Agency, Inc.

5,000 – $9,999 Donors

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Leigh and Chad Bridges Lisa and Patrick Busby Ergon Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. F. Earl Fyke III Greater Houston Community Foundation John & Eileen Doherty Foundation Kroger Cultural Council R. E. Woolley Charitable Trust II Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company Mr. and Mrs. Ford Terry

1,000 – $4,999 Donors

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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Agnew Anonymous Dr. Milton Baxter, Sr. Marsha and Ray Beasley Between the Lines Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MS Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brennan Carhartt, Inc. Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson Lesley and John Davis Feild Co-Operative Association, Inc. First Baptist Church of Jackson First United Methodist Church of Richland Karen Fleming Mr. Trotter Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Terry P. Foreman Franklin Telephone Company, Inc. Gannett Foundation

Gauntt Media Al and Billie Green Mr. and Mrs. Derek A. Henderson Highlands Presbyterian Church Home Builders Association of MS Dana Hooper James E. Fowler Family Foundation Mr. David Jolly Keep the Rez Beautiful Larry W. and Pamela B. Edwards Charitable Fund Lewis Electric, Inc. Mrs. Jerry J. Long Material Girls, LLC Charlotte and Richard McNeel Mr. and Mrs. David Miller Nell and Robert Mobley Dr. and Mrs. John C. Neill New Vision Fellowship Church Sage and Jack Nichols

500 – $999 Donors

“For God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

Mr. and Mrs. Tucker Olander Mr. and Mrs. Kevin O'Neil Park Place Christian Academy Faculty and Students Dr. and Mrs. Joel G. Payne, Jr. Debbie and Bill Pierce Pinelake Baptist Church Jonelle and Gus Primos Puckett Serves River Room Hospitality, LLC Rod's Racers Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rogers Sam E. and Burnice C. Wittel Fdn Mrs. Lyn Sanderford Mr. and Mrs. Tim Shumaker Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Snow Southern Healthcare St. James Episcopal Church St. Richard Catholic Church St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Jane and Lynn Stringer Dr. and Mrs. Earl T. Stubblefield Taste of the South Kirk G. Taylor The Bank of America Charitable Fdn The Cellular South Charitable Fdn The Courthouse, Inc. The Orchard Sunday Morning Worship Service The Wesley A Caldwell FDN Treasure and Mark Tyson Amy Walker Wellington Associates Shawn and Bob Wilkerson Sally and Gary Wilkinson Charlene Winstead Charlie Winstead Dr. and Mrs. E. Greg Wood III Woodland Hills Baptist Church James Young

Mr. and Mrs. Marek May Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCain, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Sam W. McClendon Emily and Chris McNeil Mississippi Association of Realtors Mississippi Claims Association Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mitcham Mr. Fred Morris, III Mr. Jim Nash Raninca and Charles Nickles Cindy and Bennie Nutt Pearl Presbyterian Church Phoenix Beauty Supply Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie L. Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Stephen W. Rosenblatt Rotary Club of North Jackson Sans and Sibby Russell

Service Master Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Smith Janet C. Smith St. Andrew's Episcopal School Deanne and Paul Stephenson Sylvarena Baptist Church Elizabeth Y. Taylor Melanie and Sam Taylor The T. H. Etheridge Trust Utica Baptist Church Utica Christian Church Mr. and Mrs. Paul Varner Mr. and Mrs. Warner Wadlington Mrs. Larry Weathersby Rachel and Charles Welch Mr. and Mrs. William M. Welch II Mr. Jerry Whittington

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Mr. and Mrs. Larry Accardi Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Don Antrim Mrs. Virginia H. Atherton Beemon Drugs, Inc. Brandon High School Bruster's Real Ice Cream Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Box Brandon Baptist Church, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest G. Bratley, Jr. Sharon L. Brown Mr. and Mrs. David Chew Sam Clark Coca-Cola Refreshments Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crawford Sarah B. Dodge Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Dunn III

First Baptist Church of Amory: Step by Step S.S. Class First Baptist Church of Carthage First Presbyterian Church of Jackson: Women In The Church Ms. Corinne Fox Mr. and Mrs. William E. French Garry Graves Landscapes, Inc. Suzanne and Noel Guthrie Fred M. Harrell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jes Harrington Mrs. Anita Jemison Kappa Delta Pi of Mississippi College Kroger at Dogwood Kroger at Spillway Learned United Methodist Church Leavell Land Group, LLC

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100 – $499 Donors

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Adwear Screen Printing and Embroidery Agape Coffee Club Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Aldridge Christa and Ken Allan Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Mrs. Georgia L. Anderson Anonymous Teresa and David Ayers Rev. and Mrs. Jim Baird, Jr. Tommie Lou and Wayne Ball The Hon. and Mrs. Rhesa H. Barksdale Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bassett Marjorie C. Beasley Mrs. Louise H. Benton Ginger Blatt Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bowie Gerard Bowles Peggy and Richard Boyer Scott Brack Cindy Broome Brandon Discount Drugs Paige and Lundy Brantley Kristi Breaux Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Brown, Jr. Lindy Brown Robert O. Burke, Jr. Drs. Sherri and Ronald Burke Susan W. Burney Mrs. Ivy C. Callegan Cal-Mar Construction Company, LLC Douglas Card Carthage United Methodist Church Center Terrace Baptist Church Century Club Charities, Inc. Chick-fil-a at Dogwood Festival Christ United Methodist Church Circle 4 City Drugs of Crystal Springs Mr. and Mrs. Eric Clark Jamie and Kenny Converse Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cook Mary and Michael Coon Glenda and Paul Cox Mr. and Mrs. C. York Craig, Jr. Cathy and Charlie Craig Ben Crosby Major General and Mrs. Harold Cross Cups an Espresso Cafe Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Currie, Jr. Allison and Bryan Dallas Megan and David Dallas Mr. and Mrs. Earl G. Davis, Jr. Ms. Marlene E. Davis Gary and Lori Dearing Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Decker Miss Donna Dewett N. Lee Dilley, Jr. Wylyn and Mike Doherty Mary Belle Douglass Mr. and Mrs. John R. Drennan Mr. and Mrs. Bob A. Dunaway Amie and David Dunn Eat Jackson Elite Consulting, Inc. Elliott Law Firm, PLLC Carolyn Falvey 18

Sheila and John Falvey Matthew Falvey Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Finkelberg First Baptist Church of Byram First Baptist Church of Jackson: WMU First Baptist Church of Jackson: Hope & Joy SS Class First Baptist Church of Jackson: Marie McKeigney WMU Group First Baptist Church of Raymond Euzelian Sunday School Class Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Flood Flowood Baptist Church Flowood Baptist Church: Women of the Church Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Floyd Don Flynt Carolyn R. Forbes Fowler Buick GMC Franklin Telephone and Meadville Telapex Employees Mr. and Mrs. Don Frazier Friends of the Flowood Library Teresa and Rick Funderburke Kelly Gainey Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Gammill Mr. Rick Garraway Cecilia A. Garris Mr. and Mrs. Winston L. Gilmore Girl Scout Troop 0581 Mary and Larry Glass Robin and Mark Glass Grace Chapel, Inc. Mrs. Hazel H. Griffin Gulf Central Sea Foods, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hacskaylo Maddie Hall Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamel Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Claude W. Harbarger Dr. and Mrs. William K. Harper Angela Harris Hartfield Academy Fifth Grade Class 2013-2014 Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hasson Hazlehurst United Methodist Church Betty C. Heard Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Heidelberg, III Darlene and William Heim Jo Hester William Hoggatt Dorothy A. Hubbard Daniel C. Hughes, Jr. Beth and Gerald Jacks Jackson Assn. of Health Underwriters Mrs. Lou Jennings Yvonne and Mark Jicka Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Johnson Dr. J. Harvey Johnston, Jr. Mr. Tip Johnston Mrs. Carolyn L. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Jones, Jr. Laura S. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kendall III

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kendall, IV Lois T. Kennedy Allison Killebrew Mr. and Mrs. Crane D. Kipp Tim Kirby Amy and Thomas Kliman Alicia and Ken Knotts Matthew F. Kuluz Eva and Richard Lacey Laguna Social Tribe Mr. and Mrs. William Lancaster Minnie and Tarik Larry Miss Lisa G. Latham Donna S. Lewis Linda Livingston Mr. and Mrs. David Loftin Katherine Magann Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maglisceau Jodie and Bob Martin Mr. and Mrs. John Mavar Max Gilliland Sunday School Class Bettye May Cheryl and Michael McAlpin Sigrid McClenaghan Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. McCormick Cheryl and Mark McCoy Mr. Max E. McDaniel Mary McGrath Ms. Gail S. McKay Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. McMillan, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNeese Mississippi Baptist Ministry Assistants Association Mississippi Children's Museum Mississippi Miss Amazing Pageant Gloria Montgomery Karen and Ed Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Todd Morris Sally Morrow Robert S. Murphree Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Nations Gina and Kirby Nazary New Covenant Pres. Church of Pike Co. Janet Noel Mrs. Jean G. Noel Northminster Baptist Church Northwest Rankin Baseball Team Theresa and Lee Nutt Mrs. Frances T. Olander Parker Real Estate Properties, LLC Mrs. Vicki Parnell Ms. Rebecca A. Perkins Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Phillips, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Barry Plunkett Mr. Don Potts Rankin Co. Chancery Clerk of MS, Larry Swales Raytheon Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ray Mr. and Mrs. R. Miller Reid Betty and Jimmy Rhodes Rials Electric, Inc Riverside Independent Methodist Church Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Roberson Jennifer A. Rogers Ross &Yerger Insurance, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rugg Salley, Hite, Mercer &Resor, LLC Ms. Andrea L. Schuler Clara and Tommy Shack Lori and Jeff Shearin Dr. and Mrs. Walter Shelton Erin Simonson Darlene Sistrunk Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Skelton Ms. Olivia M. Sliman Julie and Cole Smith Elizabeth and Michal Spooner Spring Lake Garden Club of Mississippi St. PaulsWomens Guild Mr. and Mrs. Newton Starnes Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Stephens Courtney Stockett Mr. William Stone Martha and James Stringer Strong United Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. James C. Sumner Sunbelt Bolt & Screw Co., Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Swayze Sylvarena Baptist Church Mignonne and James Tadlock Mr. and Mrs. Wayne M. Tatum Telephone Electronics Corporation The Mississippi Baptist Foundation Laura and Randy Thrash Dr. David P. Trebotich Trustmark National Bank Lelia and Ken Tucker Callie Turman Becky Turner Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Turnipseed Tyer's Professional Auto Service Mrs. Katie S. Tyler Robert Tyson Christ United Methodist Jackson, Circle #3 Women First Methodist Clinton, Methodist Men W. Stephen Barry Consulting, Inc. James W. Wadlington Mrs. Connie S. Wadsworth Walmart in Pearl Allison Walker Mrs. W. E. Walker, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Jim Watson Monica and Dayle Watts Mr. and Mrs. Troy Weathersby Cheryl and Calvin Wells Mr. and Mrs. Don West Ruth and William West Lee Ann Whitley Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Wiley, Jr. Suzi and Pete Williams Collins Wohner, Jr. Karen and Michael Worth Dr. Joseph S. Young

99 & below Donors

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Betty Adams S. Ross Aldridge Mrs. Nancy Alford Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Allison, Jr. Hakan C. Andersson ASAP Printing and Copying AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Mr. John H. Baker Loretta and Darrell Baker Bancorp South Booneville MS Employees Bank First Financial Services Lisa Beasley Brenda T. Bankston Timothy Barker Sandra and Paul Barnes Dr. and Mrs. Fred F. Barrett Ashley and Jeff Bates Judy and Ted Batson Rita and David Beachum Mrs. Toni G. Bell Lenora Bigler Charlotte and Jimmy Bilbro Rachel Black Ellen Blanchard Mr. and Mrs. Barber Boone Netta Joy and Charles Boudreaux Gerard Bowles Jane Boyd Susan J. Brelsford Kathy and Michael Britt Phil and Tommie Jean Broadhead Mavis A. Broadway Helen B. Broockman Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Brown, Jr. Deanine Bullock Mr. R. N. Busick Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrd Jill Cartwright Sherry and Tom Case Christ United Methodist Church: Susannah Stitchers Mrs. S. R. Coleman Robin and Forrest Collier Ali Comley Ms. Theresa T. Conerly Helen Elizabeth Cook Ms. Janelle Craig Mrs. Beth C. Crasto Crawford Street United Methodist Church Leslie P. Crosby Nancy and Charles Curtis Tina Davis Dean & Dean/Associates Architects, PA Trina and Becky Dendy Patricia Escobar-Dcuenca Lori and Stephen Evans Brandon Fons

Sherry Ford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ford Antoinette and Dennis Franklin Erica and Julian Frazier Mr. Thomas D. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gardner Mary Anna K. Garraway June Gates Mr. and Mrs. Randy Gerleman Mrs. Kathy Gibson Jan and Roger Gilbert Mr.and Mrs. Mark A. Godbold Sheila Gold Vivian Graham Dr. and Mrs. G. R. Ricky Gray Terry and Pat Guest Virginia Hall Jeanne and Bob Hamil Hampton Inn Mr. and Mrs. David Hancock Hands in Clay Barbie and Dale Harkey Jessica L. Harris Morgan Hartzog Mrs. Mary M. Haslob Pat Hawkins Tammy Haynes Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Hemphill Mrs. Marguerite B. Herring Judy and David Herrington Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Hill, Jr. Martha J. Hill Betty Lynn Hinton Kacee and Chris Hobson Janet and David Hodges Colleen and Philip Hollimon Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hollis Home Etc., Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Honke Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hontzas Mr. and Mrs. John A. Hood, Jr. Mrs. Florette Hootsell Sara S. Hubbard IMPACT: University of Georgia at Athens Lori and Bob Jackman Fred Jacob Cheryl and Dwayne Johnson Mrs. Otho Johnson Donna and Melvin Jones Justin M. Jones Melba Jones Mr. Kim Jurgens Mary Jo Kelly Martha Kenning Betty Killebrew Martha and Dick King Susan King

Marjorine R. Kirk Kona Ice Koude LLC Miss Lori Lea Robbin Lee Donna S. Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Jack Liddell Mr. Charles E. Liebelt Rose Ellen and Kenneth Lindsey Dee Dee Long Melissa and Mack Lowery Mrs. Gerrie Martin Sharon D. Martin Susan and David Martin Mr. and Mrs. Joel Matthewson Mrs. James W. Mathis Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. McClain Lindsey and Bobby McGuffie Sue R. McKnight Joyce H. McPherson Amanda D. Miller Jan Millican Joan Miniot Betty and R. C. Mobley Ann and Ed Montague Lyn Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mooney Angie and Terry Moore Myra and Matthew Moosariparambil Keri Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Gary Morrison Glynda and Ford Mosby Mrs. Carol R. Mosley Madge F. Noble Erik Norsworthy Frances R. Nosich Carl J. Olander, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Orlansky Carley and Tommy Page Mr. and Mrs. Richard Partridge Mrs. Charlotte Perkins Tripp Perkins Pam and Charles Phillips Mr. Fred A. Powell Mr. and Mrs. Grady Prevost Primos Cafe Mr. and Mrs. William A. Primos Proclean Commercial Cleaning Services Shelia and Lamar Puryear Mrs. Allene S. Putnam Redd Pest Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reed Blue and Bill Reeves Wanda and John Regan Richard Rodgers Donna and Michael Rucker Stephanie and George Russell

Lynn and Joe Sanders Sharon A. Sanders Shona Satterfield Sebastopol Baptist Church: WMU Ladies Group Elizabeth A. Sekul Mary Louise Shaw June D. Shepard Mr. and Mrs. George Showah Susan M. Shows Courtney Simmons Gail A. Simmons Syble and Billy Simmons Mrs. Betty H. Simpson Michael Sledge Anita C. Smith Mr. and Mrs. H. Melvin Smith Jo Ann Smith Mary Ann Stevens Pat Stonestreet Ashley Strength Christy and Steve Stringer Mae Sullivan Mr. Granville Tate, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry F. Teschel The Tire Depot LLC Therapeutic Bliss, Inc. Mrs. Melissa Thomas Steven Tilly Mrs. Keith M. Tingle Sharon Tipper Mr. and Mrs. Marcus A. Treadway, Jr. Truett Baptist Church Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Turner Mary Lynne and David Underwood Maddie Van Mr. Joel Varner Judy and Charles Varner Mr. Frank Venturini, Sr. Ruby F. Wadford Mrs. Kim Waddell Libby Walden Helen and Lyons Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Ron Walsh Kim Warrington Mr. John Weber Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells Marian Whitley Sue and Hettie Jo Williams Mr. and Mrs. Everette M. Winters Wilhelmina Wood Dr. and Mrs. E. Greg Wood III Dianne Woodard Oma L. Wright Diane and Joe Yocom

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