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LFD Partners with Trinity Hicksville

September 25, 2018 | Latest News

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf has exciting news! Lutheran Friends of the Deaf is partnering with Trinity Lutheran Church in Hicksville, NY to begin weekly interpreted worship services for Deaf individuals. Interpreted worship services will begin on Sunday October 14, 2018, at the 10:45 am service. The Reverend John Hopkins is the pastor of the…

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LFD Visits an Old Friend

August 16, 2018 | Latest News

In June the Rev. Tom Dunseth of LFD traveled to visit the 2018 convention of the the Eastern District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. During the convention, Rev. Dunseth paid a visit to the Rev. Dr. Louis Jasper. For those long time friends and supporters of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, you will remember Rev….

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LFD Visits Ethiopia for Gospel Translation

December 11, 2017 | Latest News

LFD is working in Ethiopia with the Ethiopia Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), one of LFD’s Lutheran Church partners, to train teachers and interpreters who serve the Deaf Schools in Ethiopia to translate God’s Word into American Sign Language. EECMY affiliate, Mr. Belachew Ensermu, who has many years of experience in project development and implementation,…

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LFD’s Bible Story Books to be Translated to Spanish

December 11, 2017 | Latest News

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD)—the founding member of the Mill Neck Family of organizations, dedicated to bringing the Word of God to the Deaf community through Sign Language translation—wants to make it possible for Deaf children and adults to have access to God’s Word. Holding true to this mission, LFD has created Bible Story…

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LFD Extends Call to Deaconess Intern to Serve as Commissioned Deaconess

October 10, 2017 | Latest News

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf extended a call to Deaconess Heidi Sias, who is LFD’s former deaconess-intern. The Diploma of Vocation calls Sias to officially serve as a commissioned deaconess for Lutheran Friends of the Deaf of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations in Mill Neck, N.Y., where she will continue to work on the…

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LFD Presents at the Asia Deaf Christian Mission Conference

October 10, 2017 | Latest News

On behalf of Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, Rev. Thomas Dunseth, the Director of Deaf Ministry Educational and International Programs, was invited to give a presentation about Mill Neck’s history of Deaf mission work in Asia at the 14th Asia Deaf Christian Mission Conference. Held in Hong Kong and attended by about 400 Deaf Christians…

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Mill Neck Visits Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf

October 10, 2017 | Latest News

Two weeks ago, on December 2, members of the Mill Neck Foundation’s Board of Trustees traveled to the island of Jamaica to visit the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD), located in St. James parish. The purpose? To unveil and dedicate the new John and Virginia Eberlein Memorial Library and Lutheran Friends of the…

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Exchanging Information and Memories at LWML Convention

October 10, 2017 | Latest News

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) has been a longstanding supporter of LFD and its projects worldwide. Within the LWML there are many districts throughout the country. Approximately every 3 years, the districts get together for conventions and our LFD staff try to have a presence, either as speakers or at exhibit tables displaying products…

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Coming this Fall… LFD unveils their new website!

October 10, 2017 | Latest News

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf – the founding organization of Mill Neck Family of Organizations, which brings support services to the global Deaf community for access to the Word of God—- is excited to announce their latest initiative: LutheranFriendsoftheDeaf.org. This new website, which will be unveiled this fall, will bring a fresh, new look to…

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2017 Church Interpreter Training Institute Registration Now Open

October 10, 2017 | Latest News

In keeping with its commitment to offer regional workshops for church interpreters around the United States, Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) will offer a nine-day intensive workshop in Fort Wayne, Ind., this summer. The Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) will take place June 25 to July 3, 2017, on the campus of Concordia Theological…

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