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It’s time, friends and foes! A time to rise up, unite resources, build support, educate and especially be “heard” by those who live in Houston. Although Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, we have yet to see a central hub where Houstonians can find a variety of useful information in one place. HoustonDeafNetwork.com will do its best to fill in the missing gaps and help you fulfill your needs. But wait, there’s more than just providing you information… continue »

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Volunteers Needed June 2-9, 2013

RespondBy Nicole Zatzkin | Mar.29, 2013 | Filed in: Articles,Support

United Deaf International Services is a privately-held, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to serving the deaf, hard of hearing and disabled. UDIS serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Volunteers Needed June 2-9, 2013 continue »

This post was submitted by Nicole Zatzkin.

Haiti Mission Trip Opportunity Updated

RespondBy Nicole Zatzkin | Jan.16, 2012 | Filed in: Articles,Community

DATE: June 17-25,2012

Mission Team Leadership Class / Infant-care workshop/Sign Musical Program/Painting/Gardens

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This post was submitted by Nicole Zatzkin.

Mission Hearts’ Website

RespondBy Nicole Zatzkin | Nov.17, 2011 | Filed in: Community

Mission Hearts’ website has been moved! Old website address – http://www.missionumc.com/missionhearts.html is no longer available. Mission Hearts’ new website is www.missionheartserves.com

Please check the latest update! Can’t go but want to help and donate? There is a new “Donation” section on the website! Any questions, please feel free to contact Dee Mathes at hands@pinncom.com or/and Nicole Zatzkin at NicoleZatzkin@gmail.com.

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Mission Hearts – Update

RespondBy Nicole Zatzkin | Oct.27, 2011 | Filed in: Community,Support

Strengthen, empower, and improve the lives of deaf and disabled individuals in times of disasters or where ever there is a need around the world. continue »

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Mission Service-Haiti Deaf

RespondBy Dee Mathes | Oct.27, 2011 | Filed in: Community

Teens ages 15 to 17 will be allowed to serve. Students 15 to 17 must have a signed parental permission form and a letter of recommendation from their pastor or youth leader. Students ages 13 to 14 will be allowed to serve. Students 13-14 may travel/serve with the mission team but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. continue »

This post was submitted by Dee Mathes.

Haiti Deaf not Forgotten

1 CommentBy Dee Mathes | Jul.06, 2011 | Filed in: Articles,Community

Haiti Deaf not Forgotten, President Barack Obama told the Haitian people after the January 2010 earthquake, “You will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten.” continue »

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Service to Deaf Haiti

RespondBy | May.19, 2011 | Filed in: Articles,Community

Can You Serve? Mission Hearts exists to strengthen, empower, and improve the lives of deaf and disabled individuals in times of disasters or through missions where ever there is a need around the world. continue »

This post was submitted by Dee Mathes.

Need Volunteers for March 2011!

RespondBy | Sep.30, 2010 | Filed in: Community,Support

Mission Hearts first responded to the earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti in July of 2010. Teams have been working tirelessly to serve the deaf, hard of hearing, blind and physically handicapped at St.Vincent’s Center for handicapped. There is still much work to be done and you are needed. Our next team leaves March 20, 2011, won’t you please prayerfully consider joining us to serve at St. Vincent’s.
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This post was submitted by Nicole Zatzkin.

Do you have a heart to serve?

1 CommentBy | Aug.12, 2010 | Filed in: Community

Isaiah 6:8: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I, Send me!”

The Mission Hearts mission team is looking for team members who want to serve in Haiti. All ASL skill levels are welcome, D/deaf, hearing and hard of hearing. continue »

This post was submitted by Nicole Zatzkin.

Need Volunteers for Haiti’s trip on October 4th to 11th.

3 CommentsBy | Aug.02, 2010 | Filed in: Community

The days were not long enough and the thought of coming home just made us want to stay longer. The people of Haiti are amazing as they have lived through more than most of us can ever imagine and still continue to smile with hope and strength. The photo is a few of the many deaf we met and the hearing who wish to learn more ASL, to become teachers and friends to the deaf. Nicole was the first Deaf person the St. Vincent’s deaf had ever seen outside of Haiti. Her abilities, strength, smile and personality endeared her to the Haitian deaf. continue »

This post was submitted by Nicole Zatzkin.

Deafness in Africa & Haiti

RespondBy | Apr.19, 2010 | Filed in: Education

Are you curious about Deaf Education and teacher training in other countries? Their culture, their language, their day to day lives? Dr. Victor Vodounou, professor of Deaf education and continue »