Expressions of emmanuel march supporter newsletter
This past month has been busy! The Hamiltons went to Florida March 7th
through the 17th for the DeafNation Jacksonville convention, and to visit their
friends the Dickisons, and for local deaf outreaches. Dale Dickison is Steve’s
kindergarten buddy and an accomplished videographer. The Dickisons were
so hospitable, and Dale was very encouraging about Steve’s video work. Since
then, we have been in the mission office, busy preparing for upcoming
outreaches in Kansas and Dallas, and making summer plans. Steve has been
very busy editing Bible lessons and songs. The trip to Florida was a big
success. Here is a link to a video from DeafNation.
http://deafnation.com/dnexpo/jacksonville-fl/ Vonda is in there, about ¾ of the
way through. The Hamiltons were able to give out many DVDs to area deaf
churches, and were able to give away approximately five hundred DVDs and
many more tracts to the people who attended DeafNation. Selah had
opportunity to play with several children while their parents talked to Vonda
and Steve. They loved the globe puzzle! At the upcoming DeafNation
conferences we will bring a bean bag chair and some coloring pages about
Jesus, as well as some Bible story books to share with the children.
While they were there, they were able to encourage many people, and share
devotionals on the stage. There was a deaf five-year-old boy named Jonah
who they met. He had the Big Bible Stories Jonah movie, and was extremely
excited to get to meet Miss Vonda! We loved seeing his excitement and love
for the word of God!
The churches where they fellowshipped and shared DVDs were Trinity
Baptist Deaf Church, Southpoint Community Church, and Promised Land
Deaf Church. The Southpoint Deaf Ministry teaches a religious training class
(Bible Study) at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind for the deaf youth
of all ages every week. We sent a DVD for each student attending the Bible
classes, which is between 18-22 children. We gave it to them in hopes that
they would share them with unbelieving friends. Southpoint Deaf Ministry
reported to us that the deaf youth were just so excited to receive the DVDs!
While in Florida, they went to a church that has been sweet to us over the
years, Keystone Heights Christian Church. They met their friend, Glenda who
is losing her hearing. She is trying to learn sign as fast as she can. Vonda
was able to visit with her and encourage her. Please pray for her.
Also, Finley Norris, a baby who they met in Alaska, has recently had a
successful cochlear implant surgery, and her whole family is learning sign
language. Debbie Chapman is doing a great job teaching them. Pray for
We trying very hard to get the “Eighteen” DVD out soon, and there are still
many licenses to get. Please pray hard for this! We are working on putting
out 5-7 new DVDs this year. This important work will take several thousand
dollars to get accomplished, and we are asking for your help. The total
production cost for 1,000 DVDs is $1,399.63. We order the DVDs in batches
of 1000 to get the best rate. We are asking that you consider helping us
sponsoring a DVD order. We hope your church or your family comes
together to sponsor a title. We will put your names in the credits, if you
wish. The new titles coming out this year are:
“Eighteen”- Everything is God’s, Hope, Trust, Enjoy Everyday Now!
“Ha, Devil, You’re a Loser!” -Sharing the Love of Jesus in Hawaii and Alaska.
Part One- Belly Laugh
Ha, Devil, You’re a Loser!” -Sharing the Love of Jesus in Hawaii and Alaska.
Part Two- LOL
“The Last Frontier”-Digging deeper into God’s word, seeking to treasure
Christ, our families, and Heaven. Songs of Sara Groves in Alaska
“Two Feet Forward”- Ten songs from a wonderful music group with the same
“American Sign Language Bible Lessons across Israel”, Part One
American Sign Language Bible Lessons across Israel”, Part Two
If you choose to join us in this DVD production, we would be glad to put
your name in the credits, if you would like.
Love in Christ Jesus,
Expressions of Emmanuel