Out of Zion — #GivingTuesday
Part of our #GivingTuesday story series.
Jaymi Yamoah graduated from Southeastern University in 2007. During her senior year, she had ideas about where God might send her. Eleven years later, her life looks much different than she had expected.
As a psychology graduate, she took an interest in counseling after she completed an internship at Brooklyn Teen Challenge. Ultimately she knew she wanted to serve others and avail herself to the Lord for anything, including a missionary’s life. She continued her education with an MEd in Special Education. All her experiences have culminated to finding her greatest fulfillment and purpose in the nonprofit organization she co-founded with her husband, which is called Out of Zion.
Out of Zion is a creative arts program in Tampa and New York City for children with medical and special needs.
Jaymi’s testimony would be incomplete without highlighting the life-altering experience which had the potential to “take her out” spiritually, and which inspired the formation of this non-profit.
On May 1, 2015, her firstborn child, Zion Yamoah, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor known as Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT). Zion was full of zeal. His passion for music and worship was already budding and evident. After 6 months of treatment the cancer returned in a devastating way. Zion is now with Jesus.
The Out of Zion program allows Jaymi and her family to support other families facing difficult battles while offering them hope through the arts. The legacy of her son Zion lives on through this program.
“Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty God shines forth.” (Psalm 50:2)
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