Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming received a check for $3,500 from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Basin as part of the Mustard Seed Mission.
The check was presented to Jennifer Prentiss of BBBS by David and Teresa Caldwell on behalf of St. Andrew’s.
The Mustard Seed Mission was formally launched by the Episcopal Foundation of Wyoming Jan. 6, 2009, by the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell. Its purpose was to provide grants to local parishes that were to be used to promote local outreach.
To seed the project, the foundation offered $12,000 to every parish with the stipulation that the money be used to fund mission (whatever form that took). Each parish had a year to develop its Mustard Seed Mission project before reporting on what they accomplished to the Diocese community at the Wyoming convention in October.
While each project was different and unique, there was a common thread: the $12,000 was a seed to be planted and cultivated. The idea was not a “single harvest“ but continued harvests off the planting of that first seed.
A second donation of $3,500 was also presented to the Big Horn County Group Home in Basin. Both organizations assist local youth, which is in keeping with the spirit of the Mustard Seed Mission.