Tuesday, April 24, 2007

'07 FCCD Bible Bowl Teams

Florida Christian Conference for the Deaf Bible Bowl
Final Placing:

Champion: Deaf Orphanages/SIBI
Runner-up: Ozark Christian College
Third Place: Fairfax Deaf Ministry

Fairfax Deaf Ministry
(Fairfax, Virginia):

Indiana/Ohio Deaf Ministry:

Deaf Orphanages
Sunset International Bible Institute
(Lubbock, TX):

San Jose Deaf Ministry
(Jacksonville, Florida):

Orlando Deaf Ministry
(Orlando, Florida):

Ozark Christian College
(Joplin, Missouri):

Monday, April 23, 2007


Evening, Bloggers!!

Just returned from a wonderful week/weekend in Jacksonville, Florida for their Bi-Annual Florida Christian Conference for the Deaf (FCCD)!! It was great seeing everyone there! Now, I'm exhausted after being on the run since Thursday morning! Enjoy a few of 150 pictures I took of the conference (showing the speakers, the FCCD attendees, the Holy Land Experience trip, baptism of Samuel Matos and many more):

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Like a mist...

Never! Never, never, never leave God out of your life's plan!! Life's plan often collapse against the uncertainty of the future. Can you forsee what tomorrow will be like? If you do, then you foolishly pretend to take control of the direction our lives will take is courting disaster!

You might say, "Ahh, I'll live through tomorrow, then the next day, then the next week, then the next year." Well, how do you really know you will live through these "tomorrows"??

The students at Virginia Tech might have thought they would live through the hour of class then the rest of the day. It might be true at the moment, until... 32 students and one lone gunman are now gone. Just like that. It all happened between one second and two hours! Bam! The students were expecting to graduate from VT but they didn't. It was all cut short by one man. They were expecting to finish their finals in May but they didn't. They were expecting to enjoy the summer vacation or internship plans but they didn't.

"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." James 4:14 (niv)

Wasn't 9/11 in NY a wake up call?? You bet! Millions to billions of people lifted their eyes and hearts to the Lord seeking His comfort and guidance. Now, 9/11 happened a long time ago and people waned back to their old set of ways. What about the hurricane that pummelled New Orleans? Now, people have shaken off the dusty Bible and returned to a vigil service to remember their love ones at VT. Then life goes on, again. Eyes and hearts will leave the throne room of God, again.

So what will your life be like, "tomorrow"?

"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow." (James 4:14a).

Again, as noted above, Paul warned against fixing our "hope on the uncertainty of riches." Now, if riches do not come because our plans fail, what will our lives then be like?

For those without God, very pitiful indeed; misery, regret, resentment and general unhappiness. People are always looking for "the sure thing" but few find it.

What is a "sure thing"? Definitions may differ; but here's mine. A "sure thing" would be something I want or need and of which I can be sure that I will receive it. I contend that there is really only one sure thing in this life as far as profit goes. Jesus said, " Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroys, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal." (Matthew 6:19,20).

Even if all my plans for profit and prosperity should go the way of the stock market crash and depression of 1929, I will still be able to retain my treasures in heaven which I accumulate by faith. My inheritance is there, and I am on my way to receive it. There is no other sure thing, for "we brought nothing into this world, so we cannot take anything out of it either." (1 Timothy 6:7). Nothing we gain from this world's riches is a sure thing. In fact, we can be sure that we will leave it all behind.

So, what will my life be like tomorrow? I don't know; it is uncertain as far as this world is concerned. But I am sure of something; if I do not squander my treasure in heaven through my lack of faith, it will be mine forever (1 Peter 1:4,5).

When Will Your Life End?

"You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away." (James 4:14b).

Another quandary for those who live without faith is not only the uncertainty of riches, but also the uncertainty of life itself. We are simply not here forever. In fact, relatively speaking, we are only here for a brief time.

Jesus once spoke a parable to warn His disciples against greed. The subject of His parable was "a certain rich man" who owned some very productive land. He died at the time in his life when he was about to take his ease due to his tremendous prosperity and live in luxury off his accumulated riches. His riches outlived him. Jesus concludes by saying that the man had been a fool and "So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." (Luke 12:13-21). That we will awake to see another tomorrow is only an assumption, and the day will come when it will be the wrong assumption.

Let's not assume anything about tomorrow and on. Let's allow His Word to be wrapped around our lives as tightly as possible that hope cannot be denied!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Zone of the Unknown

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo...

What’s it mean to be like Jesus? Remember the bracelets with the letters “WWJD” that asked, “What would Jesus do?” that were the rage a few years ago?

What would Jesus do? This Sunday, in deaf worship, I want us to get to see what was the motivation for everything Jesus did: to help bring people back to God.

You're in for a thrill-ride..... Into the ZoNe oF tHe UnKnOwN....

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo...

VRS commercial -

Another funny VRS commercial!!

Deaf interpreter

Ha! Though I don't understand anything she's saying but thought it was funny!

Painted Word Ministry

More on Jesus' Painting.. :) I love the painting at the end of this video!!


You know.. Love to watch drawings in relation to Jesus.

Last Sunday, Cindi did an excellent job doing artwork during the communion. I had to hit my head that I didn't have a video ready to film God's gift through her!! I will do that next time!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Web Resurrection!

It has been raised!! Gone with the old and in with the new!! We now have a newly designed extreme web makeover!! A very, very special thanks to Cario Stewart for her hard, hard work!! We agreed to make each page an unscrollable page except for a few that does require scrolling.. My fave is the animated, changeable Flash banner!! :) Also, check out the Resource link as well!! Well, check them all out!! :)


Great day today for Easter!! Praise God for all He's done for us including His Son, Jesus!! Though 11 in the family were out of town, we had 50 in attendance! Thank You, Lord!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Risen Christ

Since He was risen from the dead and death cannot hold Him, let us worship Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength!! Praise the Lord!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Christ The Crucified

Three powerful words (as shown in Isaiah 53):

Pierced (wounded)
Crushed (bruised)
Wounds (stripes)

This Sunday, we will remember all that Jesus had done for the whole world!! I will be leading the congregation deeper into Jesus' wounds and see how severe Jesus received the scourging from the Roman soldiers as examined by a Christian doctor. It's the agony that cannot be described by words alone but by visualizing it! He's done it "all" for you and me! It shows how severe a sin is that Jesus had to live through it from the garden to the cross!!

So He was pierced, crushed and wounded for our many sins!

Thank You, Jesus, for being our Sacrifical Lamb!

"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed." 1 Peter 2:24 (erv)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

VRS Commercial - Hurry up!

I've always enjoyed VRS commercials!!