It never ceases to amaze us that
God is in control of our lives. Our vision began in 2005 and
our desire has always been to serve God in whatever way He sees fit. Our
work in Goliad since 2009 has been completely directed by Him. Heart Sign
*NEW this year: Jean England Academy online - ASL classes!
*Jean England Academy - education in ASL for math, reading and bible classes
*Faith Hope Love Deaf Church
*A variety of retreats for Deaf, CODA and hearing who sign -- uniquely designed for adults, women, men, children, teens, families and leadership ***now on site
*Social Activities and Events for the whole family
*Heart Sign Camp for Deaf kids, CODA (children of Deaf adults) and ASL students
*ASL classes for
adults and children
*Homeschool co-op that includes ASL instruction
*Interactive internet ladies small group bible study in ASL
*support for the ASL high school class and ASL Council at Goliad High School
Heart Sign recognizes that American Sign Language (ASL) is the backbone of the American Deaf culture. It is also used by many people with different special needs. Providing an opportunity to learn while using ASL for communication is one of our main goals.
We have raised funds to provide full scholarships
for every retreat attendee and camper that desired to attend our retreats and camps in 2010 and 2011 in Rockport. We outgrew that location and moved to a campsite in Yorktown in 2012,2013 and 2014 - once again able to award scholarships to all who needed it. Attendees benefit greatly from this immersion in ASL experience. We have used local schools, churches and private homes for variety of instructional needs and are limited in our efforts because our needs have grown so much! As of 2015 we are now located on our own site! All attendees at our family retreats, summer camps and on site school in ASL have been able to attend without cost!
Our Jean England Academy (onsite) is temporarily using our retreat cabins for instruction. We have our new 1200 SF classroom has foundation/roof/framed/outer walls - Bum Phillips Charities is diligently working on that with fundraising for us. Their website is - www.bumphillipscharities.com
We are now in phase 2 of building our facility here in Goliad "at the ranch!" We need to finish out our meeting room with ASL-appropriate furniture and lighting.
We are thankful for those that God has sent to help -- a special thanks
*Bum Phillips - Coach, Cowboy, Christian (a portion of the proceeds from the sale of
this book are used to help Heart Sign)
*the Houston Texans and Blue Ribbon
*all the gang at Faith Hope Love Deaf Church
*our amazing volunteer retreat and camp counselors
*Goliad ISD and the ASL High School Program
To see a video in ASL click the link below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22h7_IrbDtA&feature=autofb