As a manifestation of their concern for the deaf brethren, youth members from the Local Congregation of Mandaluyong, Ecclesiastical District of Metro Manila East in the Philippines attended a sign language seminar on January 9, 2021.
“The aims of this activity are to help the brethren in performing their Church duties, to show their concern to our deaf brethren, and to help in communicating with the latter as part of edification,” said Brother Mark Xyrone Magtibay, ministerial worker.
With the Christian Society for the Deaf (CSD), the Church Administration continues to provide activities enhancing the communication skills of the brethren as they interact with differently-abled individuals.
“I learned a lot of signs such as letters, numbers, greetings, and religious terms used in the Church, I was inspired to learn this communication skill because of my friend who is deaf,” said Lovely Angelica Alvero, one of the participants.
Aside from strengthening the brethren, the participants said that they will also use sign language to propagate the pristine gospel to their deaf friends.
The attendees were joyful for gaining additional knowledge to use in the activities of the Church. — With reports from INC News Section