Washington, D.C. learns sign language

By LAWREN SANTOS and VINCE T. BASCO

Date Posted: August 12, 2020

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Brethren from the Ecclesiastical District of Washington, D.C. learned sign language in a series of webinars that started on April 2020 and conducted twice a week up to July.

“I have been attending the sign language webinar since the beginning of quarantine. You get to learn a language that not a lot of people know,” Alfonso Martinez from the Local Congregation of Baltimore, said.

Christian Family Organizations (CFO) officers helped in facilitating the webinars, together with the officers of Christian Society for the Deaf (CSD).

“We need to understand, we need to learn how to read and how to do sign language because that would be to befriend the Deaf to reach out to them to introduce them about the true Church Of Christ,” Brother Mark Dexter Bunye, a minister of the gospel, explained.

Church Of Christ members in this part of the world will continue to grow in their skills and faith.

“If you try to learn their culture they’ll know that people care for them. It’s a useful skill to know, you can invite them to Church. We can use this to strengthen our faith,” Alfonso said. — With reports from INC News Section

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