(Listen) and See What I'm Saying
October 6, 2011
Sometimes the opportunities we're given here at Cedarville blow my mind. For the past three years, I have been in a student American Sign Language organization here on campus. Starting with just a few people, this org has grown and it's been really fun to be a part of what God's been doing through the American Sign Language org.
Last year, we decided to celebrate National Deaf Awareness day and tried to involve the whole student body- spreading the word and awareness. We brought in a deaf pastor from Columbus to speak in our chapel and our sign choir (Signs of Worship) did a special number. We sold t-shirts and even had a "silent lunch" in Chucks (the cafeteria). God blessed us so much! The whole day was a huge success.
This year, we built on the momentum from last year, and celebrated Deaf Awareness Day this past Thursday. Again, t-shirts and bracelets were sold to students and a silent lunch happened in Chucks. The best part of this day, for me, was chapel. A deaf pastor from California came in for chapel and really blessed my heart. His enthusiasm and heart for God and missions was contagious. He and his voice interpreter had the entire student body on their feet signing to "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty." Looking around the chapel, watching the students worship through his language gave me chills. His message encouraged us to think what our passion is and how we can use that as our mission field for Christ. I am thankful that Cedarville was willing to bring him in and for his message and impact for Christ.