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Deaf Retreat 2015

by on Jun.25, 2014, under Announcements

I am excited to announce that the Los Angeles Deaf Ministry team is hosting a 2015 Deaf Retreat! I have attended two Deaf Retreats; in 2004 and again in 2006, I went to the inspiring retreats held in Big Bear, CA. I was so encouraged spirituality as I was united with the Deaf Ministry team.

I do encourage Deaf Ministry ICOC disciples to start saving money now for the 2015 Deaf Retreat. The goal for the Retreat is to have huge numbers of disciples and visitors to attend this event. Don’t miss this exciting event!

The Deaf Retreat Coordinators are Jermaine & Kathy Cornish, Deaf Ministry Deacon Leaders at the Los Angeles North Region. You can reach Jermaine at jgcornish@gmail.com & Kathy at klcornish4@gmail.com for questions and info about the Deaf Retreat.

Stay tuned for updated announcements about the exact date and location.

GO DEAF MINISTRY GO!!

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Southwest Conference

by on Aug.05, 2013, under Announcements

It will be held in Long Beach, California on November 8-10, 2013. Exciting news for this conference will offer Deaf Ministry classes. Interpreter Services will be provided during the conference services. I do encourage our Deaf Ministry family in US to attend this conference. It will be a fantastic times of fellowship, good news sharing, & learn inputs from each other for our ministry.

Luke 7: 22, God does amazing things through His disciples when we have faith in Him. Imagine how God can use the talent’s of deaf and hearing disciples to reaching to the Deaf Community in US. God has called us to take action for the Deaf Ministry to become successful.

More info about this conference link for registration can be found at www.laicc.net/swcc. Coming soon Deaf Ministry classes will be posted online. Stay tune!

GO DEAF MINISTRY GO!!  :^)

 

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14th Open-Caption Movie

by on May.06, 2013, under Announcements

On May 4th, 2013, DOCM (Deaf Open-Caption Movies), viewed “Iron Man 3” for it’s 14th Deaf event. This is the 1st Anniversary since Joe Cepeda started this event on May 2012. This event was sold out for 147 tickets. DOCM monthly events are growing strong and popular for the Deaf Community in San Antonio. Joe couldn’t able to attend this event due to his wife passing away on May 2nd in Oakville, Ontario in Canada while Michael Razzen and Nikki Gomez temporary replaced Joe’s role as hosts the the DOCM. They had an anniversary cookie cake to celebrate for this event to the Deaf Community friends.

Robert Downing Jr. as Tony Stark, billionaire and popular armor suit for the third installment of Iron Man films. This is his fourth film of Iron Man includes Avengers. Tony made a huge mistake for giving his mansion address to Mandarin for live television reporters. Terrorists have destroyed Tony’s mansion. How would Tony survive without his back-up suits? What is Tony mission to capture or kill the Mandarin? Tony had stress disorder and lack of sleeps daily to work on his projects to improve his advance technology for hid new suit. Iron Man 3 is an inspiring action and technical film, that you don’t want to miss during this hot summer 2013. Don’t forget to stay at the end of the movie to watch the post credit scene.

Special thanks from DOCM fans and the Deaf Community to Brandon Arceneaux, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Liz Burtz, Director of Special Events. We applause Michael and Nikki for all their hard work with creating, making and promoting our monthly DOCM flyers at the San Antonio College Interpreter Program and Facebook since May 2012. Thank you Brandon & Liz for your support to the Deaf Community!

A friendly reminder, all of our DOCM events are on Facebook. Once logged on, you can view the selections offered and vote. If you are new, you can create a username and password, then join the fun. Please log onto Facebook and type in DOCM for the vote poll. If you have not signed up, please do so. Once signed in, you will be able to read the post and vote. The link for DOCM is www.facebook.com/pages/Deaf-Open-Caption-Movie-DOCM/210705502306722.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 15th DOCM event for this month. It will be another popular movie for the Deaf Community on the same month of May.

Sincerely,

DOCM

Iron-Man-3 poster

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12th Open-Caption Movie

by on Mar.11, 2013, under Announcements

On March 9th, 2013, DOCM (Deaf Open-Caption Movies), viewed “Oz: The Great & Powerful” for it’s 12th Deaf event. It is the highest sold out for 150 tickets ever for our event.

When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Special thanks from DOCM fans and the Deaf Community to Brandon Arceneaux, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Liz Burtz, Director of Special Events. We applause Michael for all his hard work with creating, making and promoting our monthly DOCM flyers at the San Antonio College Interpreter Program and Facebook since May 2012. Thank you Brandon & Liz for your support to the Deaf Community!

A friendly reminder, all of our DOCM events are on Facebook. Once logged on, you can view the selections offered and vote. If you are new, you can create a username and password, then join the fun. Please log onto Facebook and type in DOCM for the vote poll. If you have not signed up, please do so. Once signed in, you will be able to read the post and vote.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 13th DOCM event in April 2013.

Sincerely,
DOCM

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Live Deaf Devo Conference with Google Hangout

by on Mar.04, 2013, under Announcements

Joe Cepeda has a vision to encourage everyone in our Deaf Ministry family by having monthly live Deaf Devo Conferences through Google Hangout. During this voiceless video conference we will have begin and end with prayer and preach a few scriptures. Each person will get the opportunity to share one at a time and join together for one Kingdom song. This will be a fun and inspiring conference for our ministry!

Colossians  3: 14 “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

The goal is once a month on Saturday for 1.5 hours from 4pm-5:30pm ET. We are scheduled to have the 1st Deaf Devo Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2013. I encourage everyone to be on time so that we can finish our conference on time. Anyone who is not able to make this conference, please contact Joe one week in advance at jcdmicoc@gmail.com that he can able to search for replacement if needed.

If you haven’t signed up for a Google account then go to www.gmail.com and follow instructions to setup your gmail account. After you signup for your gmail account, then you can download Google+ app for FREE at the App store on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. You are also able to download it on your PC or laptop. Before you start Google Hangout, make sure to close all internet windows so that they won’t interfere for video conference.

Also make sure plug in your battery while using this program to keep your device running normal and to avoid low battery power. Once you login into Google Hangout, click Communities icon then search for the Deaf Ministry ICOC. It is a private Community page for members who are deaf, hard of hearing, interpreters, disciples who are currently studying to become a future interpreters, & disciples who are ASL signers. Free video conference up to 10 people by using your laptop or PC. It does allow up to 9 video conference on your iPad 2 or greater. Our focus at this time will allow 9 disciples on this conference per month.

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Facebook: Abidjan Deaf Ministry

by on Feb.18, 2013, under Announcements

Yanzeu Guy Merlin is a Deaf Ministry Leader at Abidjan in Ivory Coast, West Africa. He is an amazing, spiritual, admirable brother who is lead by faith to lead God’s people. PLEASE check out the Deaf Ministry’s Facebook page that he created on March 30, 2012 at www.facebook.com/MinistereDesSourdsMuetsDeLegliseDuChristDabidjan.

I’m not sure if you’ve heard all that the our brothers and sisters have been enduring in Abidjan, but please encourage them if you can!
I am calling the Deaf Ministry around the world, as family members, to be connected to them for spiritual support and friendships. It’s so exciting to see all that they are doing for God!

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Carole Cepeda Needs Immediate Support!

by on Feb.13, 2013, under Announcements

My wife, Carole Cepeda, has been diagnosed with Angiosarcoma. The doctors have given her 6 months to live.

Carole moved to Canada on January 5th, 2013 for two reasons: to be closer to her family and to receive Canadian Health Care on April 2013.

Carole suffers from constant, daily pain and is easily fatigued. Even with the many medications she’s been prescribed, it’s a challenge even getting up in the morning.

I have been praying daily for God to work a miracle. I would love nothing better than being there for Carole in her time of need, however, my job keeps me in San Antonio, Texas. In order to receive the necessary health care, I need to continue working. My employer is willing to allow me unpaid days off to visit Carole every other week in Canada, but, as you can imagine, the transportation costs will be significant. Moving to Canada would be ideal, unfortunately, seeking Canadian employment is a difficult task. Many documents will need to be settled and signed – very time-consuming and time is a commodity we just don’t have.

I have resorted to accepting donations via Paypal. I will use any funds raised for airfare, re-locating and, of course, medical expenses.

Thank you for your prayers and support to us.

Love,

Joe/Carole Cepeda

Please visit Carole’s Facebook Page.

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11th Open-Caption Movie

by on Feb.11, 2013, under Announcements

On February 8th, 2013, DOCM (Deaf Open-Caption Movies), watched the movie Identify Theif for it’s 11th Deaf event. This is the last time that Joe Cepeda will host the DOCM event because on February 16, 2013 he is moving to Canada to take care of his wife’s terminal illness . He will be greatly miss for the San Antonio Deaf Community.  Michael Razzen and Nikki Scene will take over Joe’s role with the monthly DOCM events.

In this movie, Jason Bateman playing Sandy Patterson, is a businessman in Denver. Melissa McCarty plays Diana, who was stealing Jason’s identity.  Sandy had to traveled from Denver to Miami to find Diana to unveal why she was stealing his identity.

Identify theft is a serious crime. How can someone avoid identify theft? First, contact your local police and file a report about the identity theft.  Second, contact your bank and credit card company to report a theft alert. Third, contact one of the three credit bureaus immediately (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) to report fraud alert and security freezes on your credit reports. I encourage you to double check on your online accounts to see if you have been hijack on your accounts then change your passwords for high security. More info to protect yourself from identify theft in US at www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs17a.htm.

Special thanks to DOCM fans and the Deaf Community in Brandon Arceneaux, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Liz Burtz, Director of Special Events.  We applause Michael for all his hard work with creating, making and promoting our monthly DOCM flyers at the San Antonio College Interpreter Program and Facebook since May 2012. Thank you Brandon & Liz for your support to the Deaf Community!

A friendly reminder, all of our DOCM events are on Facebook. Once logged on, you can view the selections offered and vote. If you are new, you can create a username and password, then  join the fun. Please log onto Facebook and type in DOCM for the vote poll. If you have not signed up, please do so. Once signed in, you will be able to read the posts and vote.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 12th DOCM event in March 2013.

Sincerely,

DOCM

 

 

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