"Wow, what an incredible month July has been! We may be exhausted, but every bit of effort was worth it. During our Blended Bridges ASL Immersion Camp this year, we had 25 students (Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing siblings) who attended to improve their signing skills. We taught American Sign Language through games, art, fun activities, field trips, Bible studies, and more! The kids had a great time and were sad when it was over... we were, too! By the end of camp, we saw signing abilities improved in the students by 20% all the way up to 60%! What a blessing it is for these blended families to be able to communicate with each other!
One of my favorite moments from camp was witnessing one of our Hard-of-Hearing students (who was a non-signer when he first started coming) signing full sentences to his hearing parents on family night as they watched in utter amazement! It blessed my heart not only that he was able to sign so well, but that he was proud of this language he learned! Sign language gives Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people equal access to communication, which is so vital. Thank you to everyone who was involved with Bridges, from volunteers to clean up crews to financial supporters. You made a huge impact in these families’ lives and shared the love of Christ in a mighty way!"
- Kayla S. Pinckney, FACES Director
PARKING LOT RESURFACING WE REACHED OUR GOAL AND BEYOND! GOD IS GOOD!!!!
An anonymous donor has agreed to MATCH every dollar donated for the resurfacing of our parking lot! This will get us one step closer to our Grand Opening! Whatever you give will automatically be doubled! What a blessing!!
WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT'S TO COME!
We will be temporarily postponing some of our major events, but it's for a good cause! Our facility renovations will soon be "kicking into high gear" with finishing work, moving in, organizing for day-to-day operations, etc. We are also using this window of opportunity to complete the restructuring of our internal ministry, which will ensure additional funding and staff. We are very excited about the future of Blended Fellowship and will keep you updated as we move into this final phase of our make over.