ASL for ALL!
A Sign Language Ministry
It never ceases to amaze us that God is in control of our lives. Our vision began several years ago and our desire has always been to serve God in whatever way He sees fit. Our work in Goliad has been completely directed by Him. Heart Sign currently offers:
*Faith Hope Love Deaf Church (sevices in ASL)
*Retreats for Deaf adults; Deaf women's retreat; Deaf men's retreat, leadership retreat
*Social Activities and Events for the whole family
*Camp Heart Sign for Deaf kids, CODA (children of Deaf adults) and ASL students
*ASL classes for
adults and children
*Weekly homeschool co-op for kids who need or want to use ASL to communicate
*NEW: weekly interactive internet ladies small group bible study in ASL
*support for ASLYC (American Sign Language Youth Council) for 5-8 graders in GISD
*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 socialize through this necessary form of communication is one of our main goals. Thus, our family has a dream to build a facility to host our camp for kids, a permanent retreat center for Deaf adults, activity center for families who use ASL, and a place for classes (ASL, Interpreter training, and Deaf church). We are currently fundraising and praying for God's hand in building this!
We have raised funds to provide full scholarships
for every camper that desired to attend our camp in 2010 and 2011 in Rockport. We outgrew that location and moved to a campsite in Yorktown in 2012 and 2013, once again able to award scholarships to all who needed it. These kids benefit greatly from this immersion experience. We are now in the process of building our own campsite here in Goliad. We have ordered phase one of the cabins and are in need of donations to help cover the cost of the main building.
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 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