NEW- Interpreter Connection
The Interpreter Connection aims to keep everyone informed of the news and events in the interpreting world and the Adventist Church. Check it out here.
NEW- Interview with Esther Doss on 3ABN
Esther Doss was interviewed by Shelley Quinn on 3ABN where they discussed various of things about the Deaf Ministry. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p80O34tdHVE
NEW- Australia Deaf Camp 2018
When: November 2-5, 2018
Where: Catalina Conference Centre, Rathmines, NSW
For more info, go to http://www.sdadeafdu.org/camp2018.htm
GC's Special Needs Ministries Focuses on Possibilities
Larry Evans, Assistant to the General Conference President for the Deaf and Special Needs Ministries, talks about what has been accomplished and what is still left to do in reaching people around the world with a wide range of special needs. Read more at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2018/01/30/gcs-special-needs-ministries-focuses-possibilities
What If..." Evangelistic Series in ASL on Feb 10th
Deaf Pastor Jeff Jordan will give “What If...” evangelistic series in ASL on February 10th! The meeting will be streamed live over the Internet, beginning at 6:30 pm Eastern Time. After a forty-minute presentation, the next meeting will begin at 7:30 pm the same evening. The third and fourth meetings will begin the next day on Sunday at the same times: 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
Join us by watching the meetings online by using this URL: www.bigquestionseminars.org/Deaf
42 deaf baptized on Sept. 2, 2017 at the end of the one week Burundi camp meeting for the deaf. More than 100 deaf were attending the camp meeting daily.
On April 2017, 25 deaf were baptized. Total=67 deaf baptized from April and Sept. meetings. (See pictures here)
Tanzania Deaf Group
Adventist group of the deaf in Mwisenge SDA Musoma, Tanzania from July 24, 25, 26, 29. We had a daily attendance of 35 deaf people. 11 gave their lives for baptism. There is a great potential for the number to grow. Already they have 5 very competent interpreters and they intend to train more from this coming September. We will have the first camp meeting for them next year. (See pictures here)
Two Weeks Kenya TMI Evangelism Results in 45 Deaf Baptism
At the close of the two week TMI evangelism on March 4-18, 2017 in Kenya, 45 deaf people were baptized at 4 Main TMI centers for the deaf on Sabbath, March 18, 2017. (See pictures here)
Ghana Evangelism Held by Deaf Person
"Deaf Ministries in Mountain View Ghana Conference held 10 days evangelistic campaign for both deaf and hearing people at Mamponteng SDA Church from July 5th-15th, 2017.
The main speakers for the campaign were Harrison Osei Antwi and was assisted by Paul Barfi (both are deaf ). Pastor Henry B. Afoakwa and Bro. Isaac Ofori were the main interpreters for the hearing. This is evangelism of a Deaf person preaching and a hearing Pastor doing the interpretation. It was marvelous."
Read more here
1st Inter-America Congress
"More than two hundred deaf persons, interpreters and special needs ministries directors from across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America gathered for the first territory-wide Congress for the Hearing Impaired."
Read more in English...
Australia Deaf Camp 2017
When: October 27-30, 2017
Where: Catalina Conference Centre, Rathmines, NSW
For more info, go to http://www.sdadeafdu.org/camp2017.htm
Deaf Pastor Jeff Jordan Invited to Stoke Newington Adventist Church's (London, UK) Disability Awareness Day
"The Stoke Newington Adventist Church in London, UK, held a Disability Awareness Day the weekend of December 3, 2016. My wife and I were invited to be a major part of the special event. Sanjo Jeffrey, Disability Ministry Coordinator, did an outstanding job in pulling everything together!" Read more...
Church Reaches Out to the Deaf
"For the first time, the Adventist Church is presenting and broadcasting a weekly AUSLAN-signed church service for the benefit of the Deaf community.
New Hope, a church plant at Quakers Hill in Sydney’s west, in partnership with Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired (CSFBHI), has added live signing to its Sabbath service broadcast." Read the rest of article here.
Link to New Hope Church videos with interpreting
200 Deaf People Seek Bible Studies After Special Online Series in Brazil.
"The Adventist Church expands it work with the deaf community in South America." Read this exciting article here.
"The General Conference Executive Committee voted to appoint Elder Jeff Jordan as Honorary Associate Coordinator for Deaf Ministry within the office of Special Needs Ministries." Read more here.
International Congress of Deaf & Deaf-Blind Travel Report by Dr. Larry Evans
For pictures and report, go here.
Interview with Dr. Larry Evans
Q. What did impress you the most of this event?
Larry Evans: I think the enthusiasm of the deaf that developed when they came together. They need the fellowship. They are so excited, even though they do not sign the same language. There is a bond that they have. This bonding is a strength they need to face their own spiritual challenges. Spiritually we as a Church must provide these kinds of opportunities.
Read the rest of the interivew here.
"How The Deaf Heard His voice in Ghana Adventism"
An article written by Pastor Clifford Owusu-Gyamfi- click here to read it.
"Silently Guided: A Journey of Faith into Hearing Loss and Deaf Ministry" Book
There is a new book written by our own Elder Mario Romero (Orlando, FL) that is now for sale! The book is called, “Silently Guided: A Journey of Faith into Hearing Loss and Deaf Ministry” and I think you will find it fascinating. It is about his life and how God has led him to serve the Lord among the Deaf. Read more...
NEW JESUS LIFE STORY DVD SET
The Alberta Conference Deaf Ministry Department has prepared a new two DVD set called “Jesus Life Story”. The set covers Jesus life chronologically from his life in heaven before coming to earth, to His birth, childhood, ministry, death, resurrection and final return to earth at His Second Coming. Read more...
Natural Bridge Deaf Camp 2015 (Australia)
"The Deaf Camp is now history. It was a great weekend, but very busy. Dr Larry Evans... gave two very inspiring spiritual presentations, and a very interesting presentation on how God is reaching out to Deaf people." Read more...
Ghana Deaf Evangelism Program
"There are about 45-55 deaf, non-Adventists and Adventists, who worshipped with us at Atimatim SDA Church. There are about 40 deaf Adventists out of 15 non-Adventist members. There are about more than 150 to 200 hearing people at the deaf evangelistic program at the Atimatim SDA Church. They are very excited to worship with the deaf." Read more...
Second Annual Camp Meeting of Ghana Deaf Ministry
"Each of the Officiating Ministers delivered a very good presentation. The deaf members expressed much joy after the camp meeting and even wished that the days could be extended." Read more...
Three African Camp Meetings for the Deaf Reports
ADMI rejoices over the news of baptisms of Deaf people and graduates from VOP Bible School. To read the reports, go here.
First International Interpreters' Conference 2015 Report
"The meeting was attended by about 35 sign language interpreters, mediators, Local beginner and family sign language of Deaf people in places like Germany, France, Portugal, Mexico, the United States and of course Spain.
"I'm very happy how the work was done, says Taida Rivero, interpreter of sign language also project director of the Ministry of the Deaf in Spain." It's a dream come true, and I'm very happy to have contributed to His performing. "
To read more, click here.
It Is Written's Evangelism Series Livestream in ASL
John Bradshaw of It Is Written will be giving an evangelistic series called "Revelation Today” in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The first meeting will be starting on October 9, 2015, at 6:45 pm Eastern Time. ASL interpreters will be provided and they will be broadcast live! Go to http://www.revelationtoday.com.
For schedule and topics, visit https://revelationtoday.com/topics.php.
Mexico Camp Meeting 2015 Report
"The Deaf Adventist Mexican Congress was on July 30 to August 2. It was in Linda Vista Adventist University in the state of Chiapas. There was an attendance of 70 people from..." Read more here.
Ma’s Good News
"Airyl was one of the girls baptized by Pastor Jeff Jordan in February 2015. I called her mother about her decision last February and she said she and her husband gave permission if Airyl decided to be baptized.
Whenever Airyl goes home she always attends church on Sabbath. The brethren in her home church found it difficult to entertain her because they didn’t know how to sign. But they admired Airyl because she came to church all alone even if nobody could interpret for her." Continued...
World Church President Ted Wilson Shares A Story About Deaf Man Ricky During Sermon at GC Session
"I think of Ricky, a deaf-mute young man from Riveralta, Bolivia, whose prayers were answered after he began to study the Bible on his own. According to Winston Sarzuri, East Bolivia Mission Personal Ministries and Evangelism Director and Robert Costa, associate GC Ministerial secretary, Ricky came in contact with the church and its Biblical teachings through the Internet." Read more...
ADMI's Coorinator Pastor Larry Evans's Presentation at GC
Pastor Larry Evans gave a presentation on Special Needs Ministries with an emphasis on the Deaf. You can view the presentation notes with slides here.
Adventist Review Article: "Two Firsts for Deaf Ministries at GC Session"
"Two Firsts for Deaf Ministries at GC Session. The Deaf are now more closely integrated into world church." Read more here.
Easy English Sabbath School Quarterly Now Available on iPhones & Android Phones
Easy English Sabbath School Quarterly is now available on iPhones and Androids! Install “Sabbath School 4” app at Android Play store or iTunes store. Click on “Adult Sabbath School” on the main screen. You will find Easy English Sabbath School Quarterly on the bottom of each lessons (icon of a flag).
First International Congress for Deaf and Deaf Blind
International Congress for Deaf and Deaf-Blind
in Seville, Spain on May 13-16, 2016
Info & registration: http://adventistdeaf.eu/seville-2016/
Guest speakers: Deaf Pastors Douglas Domingos Da Silva and Jeffrey Jordan
The International Congress for Deaf and Deaf-Blind People, which will take place in 2016, is the first of its kind in Seventh-day Adventist history. Deaf and Deaf-Blind from around the world are invited. Never before did we think of these persons as we do today.
Several congresses for Deaf and Deaf-blind people have been organized, including among others, those in Europe, South and North America, Brazil, etc., but never on the scale on which we wish to organize this one. This Congress for Deaf and Deaf-Blind People is marking its time and will be an historical event. It will mark an important date in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.Read more info at http://adventistdeaf.eu/seville-2016/.
First International Interpreters Training Course
First International Interpreters Training Course
in Seville, Spain on September 18-20, 2015
Info and registration at http://adventistdeaf.eu/seville-2015/
This project is intended to address to all sign language interpreters, mediators and leaders of the Deaf Community, within our Seventh-day Adventist Church.
This project was developed with the intention of promoting the integration of our ILS within the Adventist Church and remember to reach them out.
Many interpreters feel tired, depressed or exalted by their work and we should seek a positive balance that benefits the professionalism of the performance, the quality and our commitment to God.
Read more at http://adventistdeaf.eu/seville-2015/
Three Deaf SDA Camp Meetings in Africa
1) East Kenya Union Conference- 9-15/8/2015 at Kilifi.
2) West Kenya Union Conference- 16-22/8/2015 at Kamagambo College.
3) Uganda - 23-29/8/2015 at Bugema.
From Pr Muasya M. P. , EKUC VOP/Special Needs Ministry Director
“Here’s a story written by Daryl Famisaran, director for the SDA Deaf school in the Philippines, that I thought you’d be interested in.
He did it again for the second time. Reneboy Collobong left without asking permission. We learned that he had a clash with his classmate Airyl. Misunderstandings are common with our deaf students so with the problem of leaving the campus without permission. This gives us the headache of looking for them even in the night. As these children were endorsed to us by their parents so their security is our big responsibility." Continue...
Deaf Young Adults for Christ Conference
"Deaf Young Adults for Christ (DYAC) visited Washington DC for its annual camp meeting (conference), hosting a series of workshops and activities. This special event brought together spiritually-hungry DYAC members with key church leaders invested in Deaf Ministry." Read more...
Kenya Deaf Camp Meeting
From Eliakim Olunga (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) "We are now finalizing the August 2015 Camp Meeting plans. KCF Deaf is planning to have only one low cost camp meeting in Kilifi-Kenya on August 9-15, 2015. Venue (location) is Pwani Secondary School for the Deaf."
Health Expo Accessible to the Deaf in England
“One other thing we were happy to help with was health checks. The other section of our church tent had an area where people could get free health checks and advice, but in previous years this was not really accessible to the Deaf because there was not an interpreter. However, this year with the help of our enthusiastic and helpful members of the Deaf Ministries team were were able to help some Deaf persons to get health checks and more.”
It is Written Daily Devotional Videos in ASL
To sign up to receive daily devotionals in ASL from It Is Written, go to http://www.itiswritten.com/daily-devotional-signup and sign up on the bottom form (not the top one).
Web Evangelism in Brazil
On June 3-5 Deaf Pastor Douglas Silvaas will be preaching the web-evangelism at Brazil in Libras sign language to all Deaf Ministries. It will begin at 20h (Brasilia time) (7pm US Eastern Time) in the webpage www.surdos.adventistas.org/br.
So far hundreds of souls have been baptized. But for this little report I am excited to inform you that among many initiatives we are using, we have been conducting cooking schools to Deaf brothers and sisters.
When the program started we did not have any Adventist Deaf person in the cooking school. All the 17 who participated were non-Adventist. Read more...
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