Director of Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) Pastor Thomas Dunseth and LFD Deaconess Heidi Sias were in Michigan with some Deaf individuals to make recordings for the sign language liturgy gloss. LFD began working on an American Sign Language (ASL) gloss of the English liturgy of the LCMSLutheran Service Book hymnal back in 2015….
Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) has completed their first year of a three-year project for teacher training and staff development for the Ethiopian Deaf schools and partners. The August/September training session was held for training teachers in government Deaf and special education Ethiopian Sign Language and Deaf awareness. LFD, whose mission is to help…
LFD was able to gather together the Deaf Lutherans in Macau with the Bushes from Hong Kong for a Sunday morning House church worship. It was conducted in both American and Macau Sign Languages. The Macau Lutherans were grateful for access to the Word of God and the Sacrament in their own language.
LFD hosted a barbecue dinner for former Deaf alumni students of Concordia School in Macau. Pastor Dunseth, Deaconess Diana Rice and Jennifer Ceyanes worked there together and taught the children the Word of God in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Rev. Thomas Dunseth, Deaconess Diana Rice and Jennifer Ceyanes visited St. Peter Lutheran Church in Macau. Pictured also is David and Barbara Bush, LCMS missionaries who live and work at the Lutheran School for the Deaf in Hong Kong. David and Barbara brought over a group of students from the Hongkong school to visit Macau.
Yesterday Diana Rice was the guest teacher for the Introduction to Sign Language class for new teachers at Concordia School for Special Education in Macau. Concordia is a formerly all Deaf school in south China near Hong Kong. LFD has been working with the school for several decades and continues a partnership to this day.
Lutheran Friends of the Deaf is in Macau, China! On Wednesday evening, Diana Rice with Lutheran Friends of the Deaf gave a presentation on Deaf Culture to about thirty Deaf members and staff at the Macau Association of the Hearing Impaired.
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…
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….
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,…