Missionaries Johnny and Veronica Dunnington arrived in Bohol in 1990 and after 10 years of work, opened the doors to the Tiptip Deaf Church in 2000. Just one year later they were called back to the States and IDEA inherited the property and responsibility for its operation. IDEA was happy to be able to bring Veronica, the founder, back as the guest speaker for the church’s anniversary this past October 3. Veronica is also Deaf so she gave her message in sign language to the 130 person deaf congregation.
Veronica’s daughter Tiffany joined her in returning to Bohol to assist in establishing a ministry for hearing children of deaf parents. Johnny Dunnington was gracious enough to allow Veronica to stay in Bohol for three months to reinvigorate the church and help them build a more family oriented minisitry.