<ul><li>November 2011 Mission Update </li></ul><ul><li>Ad: Re-uniting with Helen after 6 weeks was like a second </li></ul...
DEAF CONNECTIONS  – a ministry of YWAM Arua T HE NEED:  Communities with deaf members in NW Uganda have asked for help to ...
<ul><li>E ncouraging Deaf boarders to  know that God wants us to practically demonstrate our concern for others needs. </l...
<ul><li>Encouraging  Rhino Camp Parish community  </li></ul><ul><li>to value each other equally as God does </li></ul>Ad: ...
Equipping advocates with  specialist sign-language resources  to foster our inclusive vision.  The deaf youth who successf...
<ul><li>Helen In the Refinery:  </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Be patient, patient patient.  </li></ul><ul><li>Observe, pray and stil...
Maria:  Having moved to and settled into university life things are starting to calm down marginally but are still pretty ...
Deaf Connections Ministry, YWAM Arua: Draft Programme: Nov. 2011 – Mar. 2012. partnering  Diocesan Special Needs Coordinat...
Deaf Connections Ministry, YWAM Arua: Draft Programme: Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2013. partnering  Diocesan Special Needs Coordinat...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>November 2011 Mission Update </li></ul><ul><li>Ad: Re-uniting with Helen after 6 weeks was like a second </li></ul><ul><li>honey-moon! I found a place for us to chill together for 10 </li></ul><ul><li>days. We had a super view of Lake Victoria and hired some </li></ul><ul><li>sailing dinghies like we did when we were dating! </li></ul><ul><li>Laurence has reverted to home-schooling with us from </li></ul><ul><li>half-term because he couldn’t settle at his school. </li></ul><ul><li>Developing our 2011 –13 strategy is underway with our </li></ul><ul><li>local partners and will be published a.s.a.p. </li></ul><ul><li>This week, Deaf driving student Aziz, circled below, passed </li></ul><ul><li>his test in Kampala. The final preparations were an intensive </li></ul><ul><li>two days spent completing medical checks and reassuring </li></ul><ul><li>the examiners of the deaf student driver’s legal rights. </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to record my appreciation to what has been </li></ul><ul><li>a team success and the invaluable support of national deaf </li></ul><ul><li>association staff, the head of Ntinda deaf school and Jonah, </li></ul><ul><li>our interpreter on the day. Interdependence was the key! </li></ul><ul><li>In This Update </li></ul><ul><li>E ncouraging Christians to know God’s nature </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying & supporting advocates at Rhino Camp Parish </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist sign-language resources: carpentry, driving, sports </li></ul><ul><li>Helen in the Refinery: ‘... Observe, pray and still be patient’. </li></ul><ul><li>Signs and Wonders: Compost and Composure! </li></ul><ul><li>News from our Uth: Putting down roots! </li></ul><ul><li>November’s Focus: See Calendar on last page </li></ul>Vuvuzelas: The human body has many parts make up the whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. ! Corinthians 12:12 NLT DEAF CONNECTIONS A MINISTRY OF YWAM ARUA RELEASING THE POTENTIAL OF ISOLATED DEAF PEOPLE BY PROMOTING INTERDEPENDENCY Coordinated by: ADAM & HELEN FIELDER c/o YWAM Arua, PO Box 442 Arua, Uganda, E.Africa 42 Tintern Way, Bedworth, Warks. CV12 9SS [email_address] facebook: Helen Adam Fielder www.deafconnections.blogspot.com Please email us if you’d like to receive prayer points from us. Thanks. A&H
  2. 2. DEAF CONNECTIONS – a ministry of YWAM Arua T HE NEED: Communities with deaf members in NW Uganda have asked for help to remove the communication and social barriers to participation, learning & earning. OUR VALUES determine who we are, how we live and how we make decisions. We want: - To know God’s nature, character and ways so we can reflect who He is in all areas of our lives. - To cooperate with God by listening to Him and obeying His commands as we make decisions - To show His kind of justice and mercy, and walk humbly with Him - To share the transformation that God has made in our lives, and that He can make in society. MISSION: To promote interdependency between deaf(d) and hearing(h) people by: - E ncouraging Christians, regardless of their communication method to adopt the above values. - Empowering interdependency advocates who can support, teach, train or employ deaf/hearing - Equipping fellow advocates to develop sign-language resources for these new advocates. OUR GOAL: Families, schools, workplaces, communities who prosper through higher interdependency. Twelve deaf and hearing fellow advocates equipped to realise our vision/values in the region. . OUR VISION: To bring isolated deaf people to see themselves as God's workmanship, beloved children & co-workers (Ephesians 2:10, John 1:12, Exodus 4:11)
  3. 3. <ul><li>E ncouraging Deaf boarders to know that God wants us to practically demonstrate our concern for others needs. </li></ul>. At Eruba deaf unit’s Sunday service I recently saw Phillam, circled, one of the deaf DTS graduates from last year leading the deaf boarders’ Sunday service and coaching them to produce a great bible drama on faith and action. His growing confidence, joy and desire to encourage younger deaf is really infectious! Deaf boarders, like the boy, framed, also excitedly showed me his favourite passage from the illustrated bibles he’d been given. Fellow deaf graduate Godfrey has also co-produced some great bible-dramas recently. Helen is planning a cultural exchange lesson this week as part of an on-going link with All Saints Infant school in our home town.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Encouraging Rhino Camp Parish community </li></ul><ul><li>to value each other equally as God does </li></ul>Ad: I went with our pastor, Rev Allan, special Needs Coordinator for our region, West Nile, and a team of deaf and hearing to Rhino Camp on the White Nile. Rev. Allan is supporting the local pastor efforts to sensitize his community to the equal value all people have in God’s eyes. All the the team members were examples of local deaf have succeeded in gaining communication, academic and vocational skills and jobs, and how deaf-hearing marriages can work. Both pastors have asked me to plan a community sign workshop weekend to which families with deaf members or neighbours are being invited, following the first census of such families!
  5. 5. Equipping advocates with specialist sign-language resources to foster our inclusive vision. The deaf youth who successfully completed the IT training last year have been working on the production of carpentry, football signs. Both these topics and the driving signs should be put to use by the end Nov. Signs & Wonders: Compost and Composure! Well, one of this month’s memorable events was attending a seminar explaining how a newer latrine design is helping to prevent human sewerage contaminating shallow bore-holes nearby when the water table is high. Instead it produces smell-free compost fit for the garden after 12months! Handling the compost a step of faith! Another challenge was learning to depend on our motorbike indicator light to show the way home when the headlamp failed last weekend in the pitch dark town-centre. My eyes had just enough time to recover from its dazzling flashes and get a brief glimpse of the kerb and potholes before being plunged momentarily back into pitch-black! Helen shone her phone-torch over my shoulder as we vigilantly crawled home, grateful we hadn’t had to push the bike for 2 miles over uneven tracks! Then one sat afternoon after, we simultaneously watched Man U. and Arsenal’s matches in a bar, Laurence dropped his phone as he left. When we called Laurence's phone, the guy who answered then demanded 10% of the phone’s value in return for handing it over. Once the barman’s watchman arrived he relented. Meanwhile the Arsenal fans in the bar seemed to get more joy from Man City’s successive goals against Man. U. than their own team’s victory! – Slightly to my annoyance! One of my final chuckles of the month was trying to work out why my toothpaste tasted like shampoo. I later discovered that in my desperation to get some sleep after 12 hours on a bus to Jinja YWAM base I’d coated my toothbrush with sun-block! Adam:
  6. 6. <ul><li>Helen In the Refinery: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Be patient, patient patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe, pray and still be patient’. </li></ul><ul><li>This is what the quiet voice inside me is saying. </li></ul><ul><li>Reconnecting with old friends, the kids ministries and Eruba deaf unit has been so positive. However since returning to Arua I have been challenged by many things including; mosquitoes; heavy rains; some deaf community issues which I am presently unpacking; and finally there’s the challenge of good parenting. </li></ul><ul><li>But yesterday when I and a small team visited the TB ward at a Arua hospital and took time to listen to the patients my priorities became clear. As we prayed and I saw the patients silently suffering my eyes filled with tears and I felt the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit in that place. It’s all about connections with our gracious Father. Six patients died last week in that TB ward. </li></ul><ul><li>The Refiner’s Fire is honing me in the areas of prayer and patience, and I am so grateful. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen. Ps 27:14 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Maria: Having moved to and settled into university life things are starting to calm down marginally but are still pretty crazy! I managed to nab myself a job in a local pub; its the first time I've done any kind of bar work and so was a bit daunting at first but I now seem to have got the hang of it and know the regulars!  At uni I've joined the Rowing and Athletics clubs and have had a load of fun with them; a lot of fancy dress has been involved! So far, SOOOOO GOOD! :D  Jerome: Hi! Hi everyone! This month has been pretty awesome. I raised about £150 through a sponsored bike ride for Bedworth youth group. It was 125 miles long and it took 10 and half hours. I've been going to the gym regularly and doing my college work. I got a destinction in my first assignment so I'm very pleased with that. I have booked my first driving lesson this Saturday and really looking forward to it. I'm working on a goat farm about 20 miles away from college with about 2500 goats in milk. Its a really interesting and unique farm and I'm sure I will learn a lot from it. Laurence: Hello. I am very glad to be out of the international school. It was the social aspect which was the worst; I just didn’t really get on with anyone, and it was an extremely boring lifestyle. When my mum arrived we went sailing on Lake Victoria at Entebbe. It was quite good fun. In Arua I’ve begun to make a small wind turbine prototype using a 10 litre jerry can and bicycle bearings. Once we find the most efficient method, we’ll move onto a 20 litre can. I went to Jinja with my Dad and William, our gardener, for an agriculture/bible course. I only went to some of the sessions, because the rest of the time I had to do home-schooling. Some of it was interesting As for Arsenal, if I’m honest, I was starting to doubt the future - but now even our subs are great. Thomas Vermaelen is one of the best centre backs in the world, and his return has already had a positive impact. Man. City look very strong, but I think their lead will not last. Some Arsenal fans here have converted to Man. City, but they’re not taken seriously. Newz from Our Uth: Putting down roots!
  8. 8. Deaf Connections Ministry, YWAM Arua: Draft Programme: Nov. 2011 – Mar. 2012. partnering Diocesan Special Needs Coordinator & Fellowship @ St. Phillips Church, Eruba Primary Sch., W. Nile Ecumenical Vocational Trg. Inst., Arua District Association. of Deaf–(ADAD), Arua Town Library T HE NEED: Communities with deaf members in NW Uganda have asked for help to remove the communication and social barriers to participation, learning & earning. OUR VISION: to bring isolated deaf people to see themselves as God's workmanship, beloved children & co-workers OUR GOAL: Families, schools, workplaces, communities who prosper through higher interdependency. Twelve deaf and hearing fellow advocates equipped to realise our vision and values in the region Month E ncouraging deaf and hearing Christians: - Empowering interdependency advocates who can support, teach, train or employ deaf/hearing : - Equipping fellow advocates to develop sign-language resources for these new advocates. Visitors/Visits Nov. Bible drama and Deaf biographies - ongoing Biblical Agricultural Training for future garden produce income generation scheme for local deaf/ hearing Cultural Exchange Lesson at Eruba, Footbll match . TBC Carpentry signs Football Signs Driving Signs 15 th -26 th Adam visits Maria, Jerome in England for 10 days Dec. Planning for DTSs in 2011&12. H/D Youth Camp TBC IT Course for Teachers of deaf Needs Assessment Update at Paranga Developing 2011 –13 Strategy Ad & Helen Sign-language course Bible book signs Jan. Go Camp for 16-25yrs Kings Kids week for deaf and hearing 21 st /22 nd S/L Workshop: Rhino Camp Parish TBC Census of deaf people at Vurra Parish Friend Walt visits fromUK Feb. Weekly S/L Workshop for staff: Arua Primary School TBC Health Signs Mar. S/L Workshop: Offaka TBC
  9. 9. Deaf Connections Ministry, YWAM Arua: Draft Programme: Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2013. partnering Diocesan Special Needs Coordinator & Fellowship @ St. Phillips Church, Eruba Primary Sch., W. Nile Ecumenical Vocational Trg. Inst., Arua District Association. of Deaf–(ADAD), Arua Town Library Month E ncouraging deaf and hearing Christians: - Empowering interdependency advocates who can support, teach, train or employ deaf/hearing : Specialist sign-language resource development Visitors/Visits Jan. Bible drama– ongoing Go Camp: 16-25yrs Kings Kids week :D/H 21 st /22 nd S/L Workshop: Rhino Camp Parish TBC Friend Walt visits fromUK Feb. Plan Discipleship Training Schs.2011/2. Weekly S/L Workshop for staff: Arua Primary School TBC Mar. Census of deaf people at Vurra Parish TBC Maria & Jerome visit from UK TBC Apr. Friends Paul & Chris visit from UK TBC May S/L Workshop: Offaka TBC Jun. Discipleship Training Sch. (DTS) 2011 Jul. DTS 2011 Aug DTS 2011 Sept DTS 2011 Oct. DTS 2011 Nov. DTS 2011 Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar.

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