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Linda174

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a founding member of the HIACA Board. I am committed to helping raise funds for the Filadelfia School for the Deaf and other Deaf ministries because I think about how I would feel if my children were deaf and society told me they would amount to nothing. I would want a school for them that specializes in teaching them in a way they can understand, where they are loved and respected and taught to become members of society who give back to the community and reach out to help others as they've been helped by the teachers and staff at Filadelfia School for the Deaf. That is what hundreds of Deaf and Deafblind children have received thanks to the work of HIACA. In fact, two of the teachers and 4 of the Deafblind interpreters at the Filadelfia School for the Deaf are alumni. These alumni know from first hand experience the life-changing transformation of an education, and they are using their skills to help change the lives of others.

David133

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hands in Action Christian Association is a organization that collects funds for the Filadelfia School for the Deaf in Bogotá, Colombia. My sister, Patti Jones, started the Filadelfia School for the Deaf in 1986 to help the Deaf kids in Colombia get an education and learn about Jesus. In 1994, my wife Linda and our new baby Amy went to Bogotá for a visit. The Colombian people are very friendly and the Deaf kids are full of life! I love to hear the stories of the kids and how the school has helped them and their families communicate and learn about Jesus. None of the Board members take a salary; the only expenses Hands in Action incurs are bank and wire fees. I want everyone to know that this is good soil in which to sow seed!

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