Nicole Condra – Recommendations

Pastor Recommendations for Nicole Condra… It is with joy that I am able to recommend Nicole Condra to you. As Nicole’s pastor, it has been a real blessing to observe her spiritual walk and growth…

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 A Complete Deaf Education

Education* – Is the process of acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself intellectually for mature life. The word “Education” comes from a combination of Latin words…

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Interpreter, What Do You Look Like?

Interpreter, What Do You Look Like? This article is NOT about clothing or the way an interpreter stands or conducts him/herself in front of others, although it is important to consider all of these when…

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Why Are We Called ‘Silent Word Ministries?’

In 1966, Ted and Carlene Camp began sending a bulletin called “The Silent Word.” Upon returning to Trenton in 1993, the ministry was called “Silent Word Ministry.” Because of growth in many areas, the ministry…

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Processing Time: Take a Step Back

Interpreter, how long is the time between when you hear spoken words and when you sign them? One person said, “The interpreter at my church is very good. She signs every word the pastor says.”…

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Think On These Things

Every “One” Is Important What is the value of one person? In God’s eyes, every person is important. You are valuable to God. In November, 2010, Pastor Steve Hensley invited Diane and me to New…

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The Process of Giving and Receiving Feedback

(Conclusion from 2012 SWM ASL Institute Workshop) Sign Language interpreters tend to have difficulty giving and receiving feedback about their signing skills. The last two articles presented the concept “Take Off Your Interpreter,” as a…

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Think On These Things

GO to the Deaf World “Go ye into ALL the world, and preach the gospel to EVERY creature.”– Mark 16:15 It is very common for Deaf people to talk about two worlds – the Deaf…

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Giving and Receiving Constructive Criticism

(Part 2 – Recent Workshop at SWM ASL Institute) “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35 Most people seem more comfortable giving feedback to others than receiving it. However, properly…

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Salvation Assurance

Salvation Assurance Copied from 101 Deaf Soul-Winning D38 It is important for people to know that they are saved and that they do not need to be saved again and again. After they finish praying…

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