I’m coming home soon!

Greetings!  The DOT workshop for Nicaragua completed today.  It was my first time to co-lead a workshop.  It was a learning experience.  The deaf translators did a great job translating the Scriptures into their heart sign language.  It was difficult for them but very rewarding.  They have completed 8 chapters in the Book of Mark.   The interpreters really worked so hard to help translators to understand the Word of God.  God bless them all!  I will miss them a lot.

I’m leaving for home tomorrow (October 14th).  Pray for me to arrive in Orlando safely.

I did preach at Assembly of God church in Managua last Sunday.  About 40 deaf people were there.  It was a great experience.

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Weekend break

Greetings!  I finally have internet here.  We didn’t have internet at school for past few days.  So I wanted to share my pictures.  We took a break for a weekend and we went to Granada for a tour.  Get some popcorn ready and enjoy!

Granada is an oldest city in Central America.  We enjoyed to see old buildings in a city.

We took a boat ride to sightsee islands.  There are 365 islands and most islands have a single home.  It’s really beautiful.  We also saw Capuchin monkeys on islands.  They were very entertaining!

We went to hotel on islands for a lunch.  It’s gorgeous!

We went to park to see miniature buildings of Managua.  We also went to Masaya volcano.  It’s very active.  We did see at top of the volcano!

 

Day one at workshop in Nicaragua

Hola!   It was a long, tiring day but it’s all good!  We had 12 deaf translators who came today to learn to translate God’s Word into their Nicaraguan sign language plus we have 4 interpreters who work hard to help translators.   It’s challenging but definitely well-worth it!  Tomorrow we start to use tablets for drafting and recording.  It’s really exciting to see their sign language on Scriptures.  There is a great need for deaf Nicaraguans who needs to understand God’s Word by their heart language.

These pictures above are a deaf Christian school in Managua.  They have about 97 students from 1st to 12th grade.  They also have a Bible Institute for deaf.  5 students are enrolled this year.  It’s really awesome!

They are working to translate Book of Mark.  We hope they can complete it in 2 weeks.  Will post some updates later!

Nicaragua, here I come!

Greetings!  Tomorrow morning (September 30th), I’m flying to Nicaragua.  It’s for Deaf Ownership Translation workshop, where we will teach deaf Nicaraguan translators to translate God’s Word into their sign language.  I will be staying at deaf school in Managua for 2 weeks.  Really looking forward to meet deaf people and learn their sign language and culture.  Needless to say, I’m so ecstatic!  Please pray for deaf translators and interpreters to be able to understand God’s Word and their best ability to use their sign language on video doing Scriptures.  Pray for 3 leaders included me to arrive in Nicaragua safely and guide us to help and communicate with them.  We need His protection, wisdom, peace and comfort.  I will post updates and pictures when I can during 2-week workshop.  In case you don’t know where Nicaragua is, see the map below.  It located in Central America.

2017 Master’s Hands Retreat Camp

Greetings!  I just want to share pictures I took at retreat camp last weekend (September 22nd – 24th).  I had a wonderful time with brothers and sisters in Christ!  We worshiped, taught, learned, talked, laughed, and really enjoyed our time there.  I wish we could stay there longer but there will be another one next year!  Enjoy the pictures!

Beautiful Lake Aurora Christian Camp

 

Our camp theme was Jesus is our Anchor.  We worshiped, taught in workshops and listened to God’s Word.  Evangelist Tim Smith from Texas came to our camp to preach.  It’s a truly blessing to have him at camp.

 

6 people were baptized at Lake Aurora.  Praise the Lord!  We were very happy for them!

 

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What an amazing group!  Hope to see you all there next year!

Update

Greetings!  Sorry I haven’t blog since Honduras trip.  It’s been hectic for past 2 months.  I was so busy with work and making plans for Master’s Hands camp and Nicaragua DOT workshop.  Also, survived through Hurricane Irma and my house took some hits.  There were some roof shingles missing.  Nothing major, the roof can be replaced.  My insurance will take care of it.  Biggest surprise is I still have power during the whole time!  But I feel bad for people who still don’t have power especially in south Florida.  Many lost their homes.  A lot of disasters are happening in this nation, coast to coast.  There are still fires in the west.  People are suffering and they need our support and prayers.  Someone left a link in my email.  Link – Interactive map.   You can see what’s happening in our country.  Please continue to pray for them.

Master’s Hands retreat camp is coming up very soon, starting this Friday.  I’m exciting!  Tim Smith, a deaf evangelist from Texas, will come to preach God’s Word.  Look forward to this weekend.

Lastly,  DOT Nicaragua plan is starting to come together.  I will lead a group with Lidia Powlison.  This is our first time to lead a workshop.  This will benefit us for our experience.  Really looking forward to see deaf people in Nicaragua!

Will update with camp and workshop soon.

Honduras Deaf Camp

Hola!  I want to share my experience for deaf camp in Honduras.  This was my second trip for Honduras mission.  I was looking forward to help deaf people who are in need to understand God’s Word in Honduras.  The camp theme was “Jesus is my anchor”.  I was assigned with 2 brothers in Christ to teach single men group.  We had a very good workshop with them.  They seem to understand what we taught.  We also had a wedding for 3 young couples in the camp.  I’ve never been to Latin wedding before.  It was very interesting.  Check out the pictures I have taken in Honduras below.  Get your popcorn ready and enjoy!

This section below is deaf school in San Pedro Sula.  We went there to see young deaf students.  They were very happy to see us.  We sang and told stories.  Later, we gave school supplies to students.  We had a great time with them.

Next section is deaf camp.  We worship, taught, performed, and had fellowship with them.  We had a blast time with them!   Most are very poor so we gave them clothes, towels, accessories, etc.

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Next, the wedding pictures.

Impressive workshop!

Hello!  God bless you all!  I’m happy to report that deaf Brazilian translators have completed a whole Book of Mark and a half of Book of Acts in Libras (Brazilian sign language).  They have worked so hard for 2 weeks.  I was so impressed!  They encouraged and supported each other when things were difficult.  There is a lot of unity in diversity among deaf.  They came here from different regions in Brazil.  They also come from different backgrounds and church denominations.  They will have another DOT workshop in Rio Grande, Brazil in early next year.  I’m looking forward to see them again.   I should mention that interpreters have done an amazing time with deaf translators.  They showed a lot of hard work, patience and encouragement.

I post some pictures that I took.  Below are camp buildings and soccer field.  I had so much fun playing soccer on one night!

 

You can see a chart below that they have completed a whole Book of Mark and a half of Acts.100_0963

 

Devotions, worship, workshop, and city of Brasilia pictures below.

Coming home soon!

Greetings!  Just a brief post here.  The workshop here is almost done.  I had an amazing time with deaf Brazilians and interpreters.  They’re a ton of fun to work with!  They worked so hard to translate God’s Word in their sign language.  They’re very close to complete a Book of Mark.  They did some chapters of Book of Acts.  They will continue to work on sign language translation in New Testament after this workshop.  I have really enjoyed to learn Brazilian sign language (LETRA).  The internet is really weak here so I will post some pictures and maybe a video when I get home.