Saturday, September 18, 2010

Master's Hands Deaf Church

Master's Hands Deaf Church  had its' launch last Sunday, Sept. 12. I seriously thought Pastor John Bienlein was joking or teasing when he shared that Channel 12 was coming to film us.  I know the Flint Journal was there the week before. So, I didn't give it much thought (plus, I was little tired from a very busy long day). So that night, I stayed over at friends' then we visited Master's Hands Deaf Church the next day.

I had fun. Seriously!  I am amazed with how much work went into painting the walls, cleaning, and everything. When the church gave the deaf the parishioner's house, I was there the first major cleaning day. And I knew they had a lot of work to do.

So, anyway, for Launch Day, I was very honored that I was asked to do a song. And my husband was honored to read Psalm 139 into ASL. He does a beautiful "storytelling" style in ASL form when doing scriptures. It's just amazing.

Anyhoo, while in the middle of the prayer, I noticed Pastor John was distracted and said, "Channel 12 is here". I thought, OH NO!  So I just went with the flow.

While it was very obvious they are there, I had to do my song. I got up there, did "Here Am I, Send Me" (by Mercy Me) and it was very uplifting. My good friend Vonnie did a Huey Lewis song. Now, I didn't know he had become a believer of Jesus Christ, so it was really awesome to know that!  I cannot remember the name of the song, but it was very upbeat, and something about not needing to worry. So, that was really cool!  And Pastor John delivered a wonderful sermon.

Anyway, I do want to share that I am very thrilled for Master's Hands. I am thrilled for the deaf involved with that church. I am thrilled for Pastor John. I am just simply ... thrilled!

Need I say more?  God has truly, truly blessed them. And I can see many great things happening for that church.

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