Client Story: Tenyka

Tenyka “Nikki” Phillips lost her friend, Cindy Jackson, and her sister, Krystal T. Phillips, to murder within seven months of each other.

A man killed Jackson on her birthday on Christmas Day of 2017 in Eatonville, and a man who said he was “awoken by demons” killed Krystal Phillips, 30, in Eatonville on July 13, 2018.  Krystal Phillips left behind an 8-year-old son James. Both of the killings were reported in the news.

James and his father are staying with Tenyka Phillips as they grapple with the loss of the mother of one.

“His father does what he can, but every child needs a mother’s touch,” Tenyka Phillips said. “Everywhere you saw my sister you saw James. He was like a handbag on your shoulder. She took him everywhere.”

Tenyka Phillips, 28, worked the nightshift with her sister at McDonald’s.

“My sister was my everything since day one,” she said. “I was with my sister 24/7. We worked together. We got up together.  I just miss her so much.”

The Mustard Seed assisted Tenyka and James with furniture and clothing. The cost to The Mustard Seed to help one family in need is $393. Won’t you help sponsor this family by donating today?

Client Story: Joseph

Joseph lost his leg in a motorcycle accident when he was 25 years old and walks with a prosthetic leg. He became addicted to pain pills over the years while coping with his injury. He spent more than two months in a drug addiction treatment program to get his life and health back on track. Joseph, 4…

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Client Story: Randy

Randy, a supply officer in the Navy during the Vietnam War, said he lost his wife 1 1/2 years ago after 44 years of marriage. That’s when things took a turn for the worse. “I couldn’t handle the funeral and walked out,” he said. “She was my best friend.” Randy sai…

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Client Story: LaMontavia

LaMontavia and her children, ages 13, 9 and 5, lived in a high-crime Miami neighborhood rife with multiple shootings per month and drug deals, she said. So the mother of three moved to Orlando in 2014 “to have a better life.”  “I didn’t want my kids to grow up where I was st…

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