The Deaf Ministries Department of our church hasn’t been around long but we’ve come a long way in a short time!
This was the first year we attended Lewisham People’s day which was last Saturday in Mountsfield Park and it was amazing!
We were able to meet with some new Deaf friends, meet and sign with people we already knew and take names of people who were interested in some of our upcoming programmes. We were happy to see that people were interested in having a local Deaf Club and many hearing persons were interested in learning BSL.
One other thing we were happy to help with was health checks. The other section of our church tent had an area where people could get free health checks and advice, but in previous years this was not really accessible to the Deaf because there was not an interpreter. However, this year with the help of our enthusiastic and helpful members of the Deaf Ministries team were were able to help some Deaf persons to get health checks and more.
It was really great to meet new friends and hopefully we’ll be meeting even more of Lewisham’s Deaf community!