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  • summer 2007 volume 3 issue 3Calendar of events

    October 12Deaf FellowshipGame NightWhere: Evangel ChurchTime: 7:30 p.m.Cost: Free! Lots of fun!Come, eat and play!

    October 20Deaf Worship ServiceDeafsouls CoffeehouseWhere: Evangel ChurchTime: 6:00 p.m.Cost: Free! Hot chocolate, coffee, latteand tea will be served!

    November 09Deaf FellowshipMovie NightWhere: Evangel ChurchTime: 7:30 p.m.Cost: Free! Assorted Popcorn will be provided!

    November 17Deaf Worship ServiceDeafsouls CoffeehouseWhere: Evangel ChurchTime: 6:00 p.m.Cost: Free! Hot chocolate, coffee, latteand tea will be served!

    December 15Deaf Worship ServiceDeafsouls CoffeehouseWhere: Evangel ChurchTime: 6:00 p.m.Cost: Free! Hot chocolate, coffee, latteand tea will be served!

    All events are held at Evangel Church, 1251 TerrillRoad, Scotch Plains, New Jersey unless noted.

    January 11Deaf FellowshipGame NightWhere: Evangel ChurchTime: 7:30 p.m.Cost: Free! Lots of fun!Come, eat and play!

    Interviewwith deaf memberJanice Scagliottasee page 12

  • or more information about NJDDM, its services and subsidiaries, or to assist with monthly financial support and donations, pleasecontact Pastor Nancy Tonnessen at NJDDM, 1251 Terrill Road,Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076. Phone 908.322.9300 (Voice and VP) or



    Bethany ChurchWyckoff

    Bethel A/GLake Hiawatha

    Bethel Christian Blackwood

    Calvary A/GUnion

    Calvary LighthouseLakewood

    Calvary Temple Wayne

    Capital A/GHamilton

    Cedar Run AGWest Creek

    Crossroads A/GEnglishtown

    Englewood A/GEnglewood

    Evangel ChapelBridgewater

    Evangel ChurchScotch Plains

    First A/GSalem

    First A/GToms River

    First A/GCarney's Pt.

    First A/GFreehold

    First A/GPennington

    First A/GPt. Pleasant

    Full Gospel Livingston

    Jamesburg A/GJamesburg

    Kingsway A/GCherry Hill

    Lighthouse TabLumberton

    Lambertville A/GLambertville

    Mainland A/GLinwood

    Marlton A/G Marlton

    Metuchen A/GMetuchen

    Monmouth Worship CenterMarlboro

    Trinity A/GPassaic


    Barbara Rajcok Toms River

    Carolyn R. MartonMercerville

    Darnelle Forrester Woodbridge

    Donna L. Miller Shamong

    Finn & Gail Tornquist Somerset

    Jim & Cheryl Barry Somerset

    Evangel Church page

    SUNDAYDeaf Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m.Interpreted Worship Service 11:00 a.m.

    WEDNESDAYDeaf Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

    SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTHDeaf Fellowship 7:30 p.m.His Kidz (Deaf Children Ministry) 7:30 p.m.

    THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTHDeafsouls coffeehouse 6:00 p.m.

    Sign Language Class (Contact us for times/dates)


    FPartners page by Pastor Nancy Tonnessen

    Partners - 2007

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  • ew Jersey District DeafMinistries (NJDDM)based at Evangel Church,Scotch Plains, NJ is a

    division of the New Jersey DistrictCouncil Assemblies of God Fellowshipheadquartered in Burlington, NJ.

    NJDDM, directed by HomeMissionary Pastor Nancy Tonnessen,provides services for persons who aredeaf. The aim of NJDDM is to developdeaf ministries and other services forthe Deaf within churches throughoutthe state of New Jersey.

    Pastor Nancy Tonnessen and her staffprovide workshops for persons who aredeaf, Pastors and their churches, retreatsfor the Deaf, Christian Religious

    Interpreter Training, American Sign Language classes, Counselingand Biblical Instruction for individu-als who are deaf and their familiesand Interpreter and state agencyreferrals.

    Monthly finances and donationsgiven by generous individuals andchurches support all services and mon-etary funding for the provision of theseservices. This funding supports theNJDDM, Pastor Nancy Tonnessen andNJDDM subsidiaries. Also its devel-oped to minister to the Deaf and fosterDeaf Awareness to enhance communi-cation and understanding between theDeaf and the Hearing. For supportinformation, see below.

    New Jersey District Deaf Ministries

    hile enjoying the oppor-tunities of innovatively

    setting up information,exhibits and distributing

    flyers of upcoming events at theAmerican Sign Language (ASL) Festival(pictured above and below), the realitiesof where we are in reaching Deaf Soulsis so far from where it needs to be. It isonly through the power of prayer andthe leading of the Holy Spirit that wewill see lives change!

    Included in this issue is an article

    with the results of a survey takenwhile at the ASL Festival at UnionCounty College back in April. SeeAre We Reaching the Deaf? writtenby Dana Sawyer. You will be surprisedby the findings (page 8).

    It is always exciting to share encour-aging stories about Deaf Souls whohave made Jesus everything in theirlife. This issue also includes an inter-view with Janice Scagliotta and an arti-cle from Deaf Pastor Jimmy Schwyhartwho shares his missionary experiencetraveling with several other pastors toNigeria, Africa.

    If you have a personal testimonyor story you would like to sharefrom the Deaf Ministry at yourchurch; please contact me at

    Please continue to pray for DeafSouls as we, together, reach out inConnecting Deaf People to God.


    Pastor Nancy Tonnessen


    SUBSCRIBE & SAVEPlease enter my subscriptionand find enclosed check or

    money order of $10 for 6 issues (one fullyear). I save $2.00 off the newsstandprice, which is like getting 1 issue FREE!



    deafsuls publishes 6 issues a year. Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery. Rates are valid in U.S. only.

    Nameplease print









    faith promise form


    (Church Name and location or Individuals name)

    Mailing Address City State Zip

    n Church Pledge n Personal Pledge

    n For the support of Rev. Nancy Tonnessen in the ministry of the Deaf

    We promise to invest each month as the Lord enables us $ (Total monthly)

    Enclosed is a one-time gift of $

    n Ministry Account Number: DDMO (please indicate this account in the memo of your check)

    Pastor or Individual

    Phone Number District Date

    Mail this form and your check in envelope to: NJ District Ministry Resource Center, Deaf Missions, P.O. Box 100, Burlington, NJ 08016

    NJ District Ministry Resource Center, Deaf MissionsP.O. Box 100, Burlington, NJ 08016 (609) 882-0249

    DearMinistryPartners & Readers



    Editor-in-chiefs noteNJDDM page by Pastor Nancy Tonnessen

    summer2007 3

    Diana Hwaga works the exhibit table atUnion County College ASL Festival.

    Dr. Susana Quale assists John Willard witha free blood pressure check held at theUnion County College ASL Festival whichwas provided at our table.

  • 4 summer2007 21

    deafs ulsSummer 2007


    editor-in-chief pastor nancy tonnessenart director faithlyn robinsonstaff writer dana sawyercontributing writers pastor kevin brennan

    pastor jimmy schwyhart

    customer service

    subscription servicesTo inquire about a subscription, tochange an address, to get a back issue ora reprint of an article, please write toCirculation, Deafsouls, 1251 TerrillRoad, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 or

    contributionAlso, if you would like to make a dona-tion to help defray the printing andpostage expenses, please mail your contribution to the address below.

    disclaimerMaterial contained herein is intended for information only. Not responsible forharm or injury resulting from Deafsouls


    editorial contributionThe editors invite letters, article ideas andother contributions from readers. Pleasewrite to the Editor, Deafsouls, 1251Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Anymanuscript or artwork should be accompa-nied by a self-addressed envelope bearingadequate return postage. Deafsouls is not responsible for the return or loss of submissions.

    publicationDeafsouls is published four (4) times a year by New Jersey District DeafMinistries, 1251 Terrill Road, ScotchPlains, NJ 07076.

    cover storyDeafsouls interviewed JaniceScagliotta. One of the originalmembers of Calvary Chapel of theDeaf whose life demonstrates faithful-ness and perseverance. As we talkedand laughed together, I learned so muchabout being faithful under fire. Readhow she kept her fire burning for Jesusdespite temptations, trials and tears. Seehow life has impacted Janice to under-stand the true meaning of faith.

    Interviewed by Faithlyn Robinson

    Read her story on page 12.

    contact Pastor Nancy Tonnessen at:

    Phone (Hearing):908.322.9300 ext. 11

    TTY: 908.322.4553

    Videophone (VP):908.322.9300

    To find how you can support

  • His Kidz Ministry by Sherri King, Director

    His KidzFor Deaf Children and Hearing

    Children of Deaf Parents

    Crafts, Games, Bible Stories & more

    Join us every second Friday of the month at Evangel Church

    1251 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ

    7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.(7:00 p.m. for snacks)

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phoneat 908-322-7209 (V) or by email at

    page 20 His Kidz Ministrypage 22 NJDDMpage 23 Partnerspage 24 Calendar of Events

    in every issue

    Biblical TruthWhat is Heaven? page 6

    by New Believers BibleNew Living Translation

    But even with all of this detail(of heaven), we still fall short ofunderstanding the big picture.

    Deaf issueAre we really reaching