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From:  Linda Erickson
Date:  Sun Jun 4, 2000  7:51 am
Subject:  Re: Chami

Hi Nancy,
Say, I am attending a Southern Babtist Chuch here in a home in Dillingham.
By any chance, would the churches be able to send you here for missionary
work for a little while, a week, what ever?????? Seriously.
Tell them there is a small deaf child with no Interpreter's, and actually,
we do have 4 deaf children, but my daughter is the only one that attends a
church. But hey, never stopped me yet for continuously inviting the other
I too want to do more with signing in the church, a puppets/miming
ministry, and skits/plays.
I want to so much give so much to Lindsey, show her so much, to broaden her
Please, share anything of your life. You are not talking to much for my
eyes to read. I hunger for the knowledge of the culture for the deaf, for
it is my world and life now too. So, just know I enjoy your e-mails
Have a great SUnday.
> From: Nancy Cole
> To: SignWriting List
> Subject: Re: Chami
> Date: Saturday, June 03, 2000 8:14 AM
> Yes, my parents know that sign also "no," but hard to see the sign "no,"
> you don't understand the "why" part :) I don't think I could become an
> interpreter since I don't lipread very well. I interpret for my husband
> in situations where he can't see well, but there is another interpreter
> church. She interprets SEE, but I change it to ASL for my husband.
> the only case I can interpret for. In church the lighting is not very
> The pastor will be giving me notes from the service, so I can explain
more to
> my husband. We have a bible class for Deaf. Most hearing go though. We
> have a Deaf bible study book for class, and also the video tape is in
> It's pretty good, my church orders it from SBCD I think. That's Southern
> Baptist Conference for the Deaf. We go to Calvary Baptist Church, but
> Deaf ministry is non-denominational. I wanted to start a "Deaf" choir,
> it's alot of work, so I only do that for Christmas and special services.
> love to sign songs, it's almost like poetry, but I can feel the beat.
> Anyways, my daughter who is 11 (will be on July 4th) wants to become an
> interpreter. We are hoping, since there are very few interpreters. She
> been "interpreting" for us since she was 4 years old, and it wasn't
> intentionally. Sometimes, we get very strange people on the phone and
> answers it most of the time since it is hearing people that call. It was
> funny when we went to Casa Deaf HH workshop in Albuq,, and we needed room
> service. The kids were starving and they didn't have a tty in the hotel
> room, so my daughter called to have a pizza ordered for us. She had to
> 5 times, and she was very mad at me for having her call back. I finally
> figured out by the 5th time that the reason why they wouldn't accept her
> order was that she had a childs' voice, so I didn't think about it, but
> never said she was calling for her mom. That's the last time I do that
> again! But she likes to help us and we try to have more control, and
have to
> remind her alot that we are the parents.
> Anyways, here I go again!!! Sorry, I love talking to parents with
> children ha!
> I guess because I'm a parent myself, but Deaf adult with hearing
> Here in New Mexico, we also have what is called STEP HI where people like
> myself and my husband go visit parents of Deaf/HH children and teach them
> about Deaf Culture and how to read to their children.
> Well, I had better go, my daughter Shelby she is hungry again and very
> demanding of my attention! I might just send my application for
> back to Anchorage just to show them sign writing!
> Smile
> Nancy Cole
> Las Cruces, NM

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