Pastor Adrian Cotterell, Possibility Ministries organizer of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, provides a laptop to 18-year-old Emily Johnson, a trainee of Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf, after the Assistive Technology and Mental Health Symposium at Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Manchester on March 9. Photographed are Lyneve McLeish (left), retired household social employee for the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, and Emily’s sis, Chavoy Johnson (2nd left). (Photo: Nigel Coke)
An 18-year-old member of the deaf neighborhood was gotten rid of with pleasure when she existed with a much-needed laptop computer to assist her get ready for this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) assessments.
Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf trainee Emily Johnson used a broad smile as she got the present on March 9 at an Assistive Technology and Mental Health Symposium held at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church in Manchester.
The discussion formed part of the yearly Possibility Ministries Awareness Week arranged by the Seventh-day Adventist church in Jamaica under the style ‘Reflecting the Beauty of Jesus’.
“I feel fired up,” Emily stated through translator Lyneve McLeish. “I constantly desired one and didn’t understand how I would get it. There is SBA [school-based assessment] to be done and it’s extremely tough for me due to the fact that my school does not have a computer system to facilitate it, and my daddy– who does not have a constant task– can not manage it. I am so grateful for this and I thank God.”
Emily will be sitting 5 topics– mathematics, English language, infotech, human and social biology, and concepts of accounts. In 2015 she effectively sat English language and mathematics at level 3 in the City and Guilds test.
McLeish, who is a retired household social employee for the Jamaica Association for the Deaf and who has actually dealt with Emily for a long time now, explained her as a really fantastic and educated individual.
“She is extremely smart and ready to share and does sign language extremely well. She checks out a lot and takes part in the activities of the church. She is hardly ever missing from church … [and] is likewise extremely associated with sports at school and can run extremely quickly,” stated McLeish, who is likewise a senior at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Deaf Church where Emily is a baptised member.
Regina Johnson, vice-principal of Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf, explained Emily as an excellent trainee who adheres to all the policies of the school.
“She is extremely loyal and constant with her school work,” included Johnson.
While the majority of people describe ministering to individuals with impairments as the impairment ministry, the Seventh-day Adventist church has actually picked the classification Possibility Ministries due to the fact that it identifies the capacity, guarantees, possibilities, life-altering and transformational results that can happen when individuals from the impairments neighborhood are associated with the activities of the church and society.