<![CDATA[Latin Deaf Services, Inc.<br /> - What's Happening]]>Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:00:44 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Post Title.]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2011 19:34:25 GMThttp://latindeafservicesinc.com/1/post/2011/10/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit.htmlThis is a summary from a recent interview on Focus On the Family. 

     If you are a deaf person in the U.S., you probably went to school and can read and write English; you can probably read lips in English; and you probably know sign language (ASL).

     BUT your hearing parents (90% of deaf have hearing moms & dads) do not know enough sign language to have a conversation with you (only about 8% of hearing parents learn enough to do that).

     IF you are a deaf boy – how are you going to learn to be a man?  Less than 2% of dads learn to communicate in signs.

     Who will tell you about Jesus?  It is not very likely that anyone in your family can explain it to you.  That is why only about 2% of the 25 million deaf in the U.S. have accepted Christ.

     Can you imagine what it is like here in Guatemala?  Here only about 1 out of 33 deaf receive any education?  I have not met many parents of deaf as of yet, but have not heard of any that can sign.  I have seen a few deaf interact with their parents and grandparents.  It is only lip reading and the deaf trying to speak a language they can not hear.  

Please help us in our efforts to change these statistics.

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<![CDATA[Take a Field Trip with us]]>Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:57:55 GMThttp://latindeafservicesinc.com/1/post/2011/09/take-a-field-trip-with-us.html[Among the other Staff that we need in our office in Guatemala is a Technical Guru. But for now there is only me. This is the best I can do at the moment. I hope it comes out readable and understandable.]  
     I want to tell you the story of taking our two language teachers to a school for handicapped children. [one is teaching us Spanish and the other is teaching us Guatemalan Sign Language]. The trip touched each of their hearts so much that they each made verbal commitments to continue working for our ministry to help the deaf.  We and the school staff all shed our share of tears at what we can do together to help the deaf of this Mayan village high up on the side of a giant volcano.
     But first they have their work cut out for them trying to teach us their languages. smile.
     I have tried to put some photos into this blog and it just isn't working for me. So I am sending a PDF file to our Supporters. If you would like to receive the whole story with photos - send me an email request to
ldsi_gt@yahoo.com
     We are trying hard not to become involved in anything until we at least get a couple of months of training in these languages.  We seem to manage to get by, but that is not good enough.  It is only respectful to be fluent in the language of the families we are trying to help.  That means after we gain some proficiency in these two languages, we will start on one of the major dialects of Mayan (there are 26 different dialects in Guatemala alone).
     Please request the full story.
     Roy

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<![CDATA[We Forgot to tell you]]>Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:42:14 GMThttp://latindeafservicesinc.com/1/post/2011/07/we-forgot-to-tell-you.html   For months the airline tickets to Guatemala have been more than double what we are used to paying.  But we have heard the airlines update their rates about 3 times a day during the week and once a day on weekends. Ooops, sorry, too much details. smile.
   Anyway, the Lord woke Myra early a few days ago with an urgency to check the rates.  She bought our tickets close to what we were used to paying and half of the recent prices. Praise the Lord.
    < Round trip: Dpt Aug 13th; Rtn Dec 3rd.  > 
   When we come back in Dec, we will try to stay at D&D missionary homes in Florida for a couple of weeks while we get the papers in order and maybe a little fund raising. Then load the minivan and head out on our 3,000 mile drive back home to Guatemala.
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<![CDATA[27 Days & counting]]>Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:30:41 GMThttp://latindeafservicesinc.com/1/post/2011/07/27-days-counting.html   We are experiencing the pressure building daily as the departure date is coming at us like a freight train. smile. My best friend, Ray Taylor, helped enormously when he brought his trailer a couple of days ago and hauled some of my 'treasures' (now called junk) out of the garage. Trying to move is when I always regret being a pack rat. Every other thing I picked up, you could hear me saying, "oh wow, I wondered what happened to that.  Oh, well, just let go of it, Roy." smile.
   It is getting to the point where I am going to have to rent a storage room to put the boxes (we hope to raise the money {about $2000} for movers to ship to us in January when we get our own place) and plastic tubs (we plan to load in our minivan and drive back to Guatemala {about 3,000 miles}. We hope to cross the Texas/Mex boarder on Christmas day, to pay less taxes).

   PRAY: for our packing to go smoothly; for our "stuff" to sell faster; for our fundraising to be more successful;
Luvs & Hugs to all. May God Bless.  Roy & Myra Price   ]]>