UPCI Deaf Evangelism Ministry is to evangelize and empower the Deaf with the gospel. To teach and train interpreters in a manner that demonstrates a respect for Deaf culture and language.
1965 – Alta grew up in Iowa and had met two hard of hearing men in Newton, IA, Merlin & Paul Neufarth. They would come home during holidays and school breaks and would sign to each other. Once in a while Bonnie Hanse from northern IA would come to visit them.
Kenny Arnold (Deaf) had attended the church with his mother until he was a teenager, but stopped coming because he couldn’t understand.