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01 Aug

4th Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf

Time & Date

Event Starts:
08/01/2017 5:00PM
Event Ends:
08/04/2017 12:00PM
Time Zone

CST - Central Time

Registration Deadline

05/31/2017 12:57PM


Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center, Waxahachie, Texas
5128 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167
United States

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Contact Info:

Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Hudspeth

Event Details

Audience: All

The fourth global gathering of United Methodist and Wesleyan related ministries with and of those who are Deaf, late deafened, hard of hearing and Deaf-blind. Presentations on Deaf ministries in such countries as South Korea, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Brazil and in the United States. An optional 10-hour course on Deaf Lay Servant certification will be offered. Post-conference activities include an extended weekend stay in Dallas or sightseeing and worship at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. All denominations and students of American Sign Language and other languages are welcome.

This year’s Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf will feature Emmanuel Deaf Ministry, a Brazilian church that is one of the largest deaf Methodist churches in the world, in an event that will be a United Nations of sign languages of the world. This year, participants — deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and hearing — will spread the word of Methodist and Wesleyan-related mission work through the sign languages of Korea, Brazil (Libras), Ghana, Zimbabwe (Zim Sign), Kenya (KSL) and the United States (ASL).  Michelle Menefee, conference interpreter coordinator, says it will be “a sign language version of the Pentecost!”

Christians of all churches and denominations are welcome. A video of the third global conference in Nairobi can be found at

To find more information and to register online, go to Early bird registration of $325 ends May 31. You may also contact the conference host pastor, Rev. Tom Hudspeth at,  214-706-9522 (voice) or 469-533-2974 (videophone).

Sponsored by:

General Board of Global Ministries

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas; United Methodist Congress of the Deaf; United Methodist Committee on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries