Here we are a year and a half later, blown away again by the generosity of CBM (Christian Blind Mission) who provided us a grant to rebuild each of the damaged classrooms for the elementary, high school classrooms and dormitory.
Sign Language is only one of the ways our students find their voice. Through art, dance, sports and vocational training our students constantly amaze us with their talents and abilities, displaying their hopes and dreams for all the world to see.
The employees run their own co-op and get to participate in the profits of the business. Part of our efforts to allow the deaf to be in control of their own futures.
Here at IDEA we often have the opportunity to host visiting mission teams. On January 2, 2015, seven wide eyed visitors bounced down the runway at the Tagbilaran airport and right into our lives. This team of young adults is the first ASL (American Sign Language) team to be dispatched to the Philippines by YWAM (Youth With A Mission).
In December 2013 we received an email from members of the Major League Baseball Players Trust. They had heard about the earthquake on Bohol and wanted to help. Their generosity included money to repair four schools and to build 50 homes for victims who had lost their homes during the earthquake.
Now that 2014 has come to a close we can look back on it as a time of rebuilding, recovering and rejoicing. We know that 2015 will also hold its share of triumphs and tragedies but we know that God has a plan for all these things and can turn disasters into blessings.
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