Sheena first came to Mission of Grace with a team from her church in Roseville, California in January 2014. Less than a day into the trip she was ready to come home. Life in Haiti was just too hard. She chose to stay and tough out the week, and by the end of the trip she did not want to leave. God placed in her heart a desire to move to Haiti and to serve Mission of Grace in a greater capacity. She and Tass returned with their church the following January, and again in April 2015 with their two children, to explore the feasibility of making the desire a reality.
The Souza family moved to join the team at Mission of Grace in January 2016. While Sheena spends much of her time homeschooling and raising their two daughters, she is also filling the role of a mom to many of the teen and pre-teen girls in our orphanage.
Tass is utilizing his technical and creative skills to leverage the technology available to help advance the mission’s ability to communicate both internally and externally. He has also taken on the role of team coordinator, serving as the link between teams and the mission before they arrive, and helping them make the most of their time in Haiti.
As a family the Souzas desire to be an example of love and hope to the children in the orphanage, as well as to the families in the community. The currently split time between the US and Haiti, spending 6 months of the year in each country.