Saturday, July 14, 2007
And jobs keep lining up.
So much so that we are considering finding land to build our own home somewhere a little closer to where all his projects are.
I would continue to work with the deaf here in Ensenada, interpret on Sundays and other situations, but what I do isn't a day to day commute like what Lonnie does, and if the deaf need me to make phone calls they usually can text message me or instant message.
No matter what, though we would like to purchase land for ourselves.
Also, since Lonnie's work projects are lining up, he is looking for either a volunteer or a student to teach his drafting and construction skills that could help him out.
And so we ask your prayer for guidance and God's leading to a "promised land" :-)
We are blessed to be working for the family of God.
Monday, July 2, 2007
This is the children at Rancho Sordo Mudo during their graduation. They signed a song in (mostly) Mexican Sign Language.
Although they are taught a sort of American Sign Language (ASL) with a Spanish twist, they are now beginning to start to teach them Mexican Sign Language (LSM). But the trouble is that the volunteers at the school are mostly American. The school resources and signing resources are mostly for ASL so it is difficult to find volunteers capable to teach them sign in LSM.
But it is changing, slowly, but surely. Because the signs are different - with similarity's sure, but different nonetheless.
Still, we (and they) are grateful to learn ANY type of sign to communicate and then learn the 3 R's and finally but most importantly . . . about Jesus. That sign is the same in LSM or ASL.