Summertime children’s program focused on Bible stories in American Sign Language.
Gospel Hands Bible Camp is an exciting 3-day program being offered this summer by Lutheran Friends of the Deaf. This unique day camp for children will feature Bible Stories in American Sign Language and curriculum written by Deaf Christians.
Campers will learn: Jesus is the Light of the World – God’s Word is a Lamp to their feet – Living in God’s Light
Other activities include: Theme Days, Active games, Water games, Arts and Crafts
Since 1947, Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD), the founding member of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations has made it their mission to serve the spiritual needs of those who are Deaf, locally, nationally and around the world. And while they serve Deaf individuals as far away as Ethiopia, LFD’s first and foremost priority is to serve individuals right in their backyard of Long Island.
With a generous grant from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), LFD was able to develop and launch this special program. LFD also teamed up with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), who awarded a grant that funded the development of “Bible Story Books”—a series of 12 written and ASL Bible Stories for children. Using the Bible Story Books as the basis of the curriculum, LFD will bring the Gospel into the lives of children by combining American Sign Language, expressive artwork, the written word and video.
Serving at Gospel Hands Vacation Bible Camp was a highlight of my summer. It was wonderful that Deaf and hearing children were able to participate in the games, crafts fun activities and learn about Jesus together in American Sign Language.