Giving Back to a Hurting Home School Father

Campaign Created by: E. Ray Moore

The funds from this campaign will be received by Benjamin Jusino.

Goal: USD $15,000
Raised: USD $ 9,220

Thank you for visiting this fundraiser for our dear friend and ministry colleague, Jay Jusino. He and his wife are faithful Christians who have seven children whom they homeschool. We have known Jay for years as a defender of truth who has sacrificed much for Christian integrity and Christian education.

A series of serious health issues resulting from his 25-year-battle with a lower-back deformity have resulted in growing medical bills, including 5-6 appointments each month between four doctors and physical therapists.

Jay continues to do everything he can to move forward financially, and he desperately needs our help to catch up before they deplete the last of the family’s savings.


Health Challenges

Jay has been diagnosed with a congenital fusion of his sacrum to the L5 vertebrate which became problematic in his mid-twenties. Now, at age 55, episodes involving this spinal malformation periodically debilitate Jay, requiring frequent doctor appointments to avoid the risks of vertebral fusion surgery.

Jay’s family used to have Christian-based cost-sharing health insurance, but it became too costly between family needs and his Christian-based income. He had a minor TIA stroke after dropping this insurance, which means no Christian health cost-sharing ministries will accept him. 

Besides the bills for the doctors and physical therapist visits each month, there were also charges for the ambulance and treatments, as well other unspoken health-related costs. He and his family are between a rock and a hard place. 

Despite these health challenges, Jay has continued to seek for work to provide for his family.


Jay's Career and Ministry

After abandoning the public school scene early in his career, Jay has taught for most of his 22 years in Christian schools, eventually serving as a science department chair, a staff development trainer, and as a lead teacher in a Christian school in Georgia between 2012 and 2019. Jay is also an active member of Christian Education Initiative (ChristEdu.org) since its inception in 2019.

Since then, Jay has relied on the Lord through his entrepreneurial skills and family to continue to provide for the householdExtended family members have sacrificed for Jay’s family out of love for a deserving man, including assistance with income sources and living arrangements.

Jay started two new businesses about 7 months ago: Seven Blades Lawn Care (which his son Benjamin passed on to him) and Home School Assist (both LLC’s). Despite his back issues, he has been tending to the lawn care business, but it's been slow due to the winter season. He had been earning some money with about 20 accounts. Jay is resolved to continue to develop his lawn care business as long as he physically and possibly can, but he needs regular medical care in order to maintain his lower back and leg strength and to avoid vertebral fusion surgery. 

Home School Assist is a new venture in line with his talents, though it is taking some time to build his network since he’s brand new to Prattville, AL. Because of this, the business is not yet affording him any income. However, each week, he still teaches audiences in homes, churches, and elsewhere about the importance of understanding our current times in line with what the Bible teaches.

Your donation will go directly to helping Jay pay his medical bills and provide for his family’s essential needs while he seeks direction for a new source of income.

In Jay’s own words, he’s asking for “God’s direction in order to gain a new income source, and/or time and strength to develop the ones already established, while dealing with ongoing and periodically debilitating medical problems and the expenses that they incur.”

The idea for this fundraiser came from Jay's 18-year-old son, Benjamin. He independently contacted me to see if I could offer advice for how to raise funds for his family, so I offered to host this fundraiser for him. Jay Jusino is an important member of Christian Education Initiative (ChristEduorg). He is an author, as well as a homeschool and Christian school educator. As chairman of CEI, I urge you to consider helping Jay and his family's need at this particular time.

Thank you for your donation and prayerful support.

May God bless your faithful charity,

E. Ray Moore

Chaplain, Lt. Col. USAR Ret.

UPDATES

Update #1
September 5, 2023
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Jay Jusino; 5/29/23


Dear CEI and donors,

On behalf of my family, I would like to say THANK YOU for your generous support of our family. In light of your help and attention, I would like to provide a brief update as to my progress that you have effected.

The flash-point for this all occurred when, having been “canceled” from a 22 year teaching career from a “Christian” school for my opposition to its Woke agenda, I began a lawn mowing business along with a teaching LLC called, Home School Assist (which currently has no students). While on a leaf-clean up job in December, an acute flare-up occurred of a long standing lower back problem (congenital malformation). I went to the hospital and began to incur many charges. Being in the winter, and with no students, we basically had no income. It was at this time that CEI, partnering with Give Send Go, stepped in to come to our aid to help get our family through this time, and to help us get to a place where I could begin bringing in an income with a back strong enough to do so.  

I am happy to report that CEI’s effort was very successful! With the funds received, I was able to rest, recover, and pay medical expenses during the off-season. During that time, I have been working in concert with several doctors to regain strength in my back and with physical therapists in order to train my body to be able to work and minimize acute flare-ups.  

The good news is that mowing has started again, and while I take each day one at a time, I am noticeably much stronger than at this same time last year. Also, I feel hope that I will be able to navigate the mowing season without another episode of acute injury.

Lastly, as my work is now full-on, I have also been able to develop a website in order to train teachers and others how to teach in the fear of the Lord (Prov. 1:7), with an additional focus on understanding and dealing with the Great Reset (and how it affects Christian educators - which includes parents of homeschoolers).

I and my family are eternally grateful for your care and concern for us both financially and through prayer. Please accept our thanksgiving to God for you and your generosity.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.” Phil. 1:3

In Christ, 

Jay, for the Jusino family


 



PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Financial assistance while Jay finds new work
  • God's direction in gaining a new income source that isn't hard on Jay's back
  • Time and strength to grow Jay's established businesses in Georgia