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WELS to host Deaf, Hard of Hearing conference in Shakopee

The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) Mission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, organized under the Commission on Special Ministries, will host a national convention August 4-5 at Living Hope Lutheran Church in Shakopee, Minnesota. The 2012 theme will be “Undiscovered Souls: Reaching Out and Spreading the Word of God to All.”

“I am convinced,” said Rev. Carl Ziemer, director of Special Ministries, “that there’s no other venue within WELS that will offer as much information in so short a time about hearing loss and ways to meet the challenge. This convention promises to be especially helpful for called workers and church leaders who are eager to make their gospel ministry accessible to everyone, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing.”

Hearing accessibility will include FM, looping, captioning, and sign interpreters. To register online, go to www.wels.net/special-ministries/mdhh-register.

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