Saturday, December 22, 2007

Minister for the Deaf and HOH

I have became a ordained Minister for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. God has blessed me with his calling and I am pleased to do everything in His will. I am now an Assistant Facility Chaplain for Sequoyah County Jail and Deaf Minister.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Blind Faith

HAPPINESS

Two men were occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service where they had been on vacation.Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his life would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the scene.One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.Days and weeks passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone. Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it for himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."Epilogue...There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy. GOD IS AWESOME! NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE CHILD OF GOD! MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS BUT THE LOVE OF GOD CAN BRING ALL THE JOY IN THE WORLD!

Blind Faith

HAPPINESS

Two men were occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.

The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service where they had been on vacation.

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his life would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the scene.

One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it for himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.

The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."Epilogue...There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

GOD IS AWESOME! NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE CHILD OF GOD! MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS BUT THE LOVE OF GOD CAN BRING ALL THE JOY IN THE WORLD!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Minister of God

Now I am an ordained Minister of God for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I will be working on my Doctor of Divinity Certificate along with pastoral couseling. God has been blessing with me with life and love. It's time for me to give it back to God and share the blessings with you all by spreading the Word of God.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Surviving through trials in my life.

Growing up around hearing people was hard. My family and realitives were very loving toward me. Making friends on Okinawa was pretty difficult. I couldn't speak japanese well, i couldn't hear well, and people treated me differently all just becuase I am deaf or an amputee. They would beat me up, spit on me, and they would call me all kind of names they could think of to hurt my soul. Sure I would have alot of "so called friends" to play with me as long they get what they wanted and after that, they immdiately become my enemies. It's sad thing to experience.

The best thing that happened to me is when I went to Okinawa Christian School. Thing changed and of course I had a lot of crushes LOL but they prefered "normal" guys. So since I was not "normal", i realized that there weren't going to be much friend available for me. Thinking back, i didn't have much friends, cause they were not deaf like me. They can communicate with each other while I couldn't and the sad thing is, I was the only "deaf" one in that school.

Sure, I made few friends but even so, they still didn't communicate with me as much as i would like them too. So here I am, trying to predict my own future if I am doing to die a lonley man or make something out of myself. But the best thing I particpated was the Stepin' Out. It helped me make a little more friends but I was an angry person and didn't want them to assoicate with me during that time. Hope all of them will forgive my hidden years long anger I have held inside me. Just if you all are reading this, I love you all and God bless you!

I left OCS in 95 because my father retired and I wanted to leave behind all the pain and sufferings. Little did I know, i was going to face the same situation in the states, only worse. Going to college was hard, thanks to my sister, she helped me through it. We both recieved an Associates Degrees in Accounting and I was proud of us. Getting a job was the hardest thing. They wouldn't hire me all beacuse I can't hear! Now looking back in my younger years, this is the same situation i didn't want to get into. I needed a job, so my father helped me and landed a job in an accounting firm. 3 years I worked for this firm and getting lower pay than a secretary. The co worker was getting more income than I and I was doing more work than ususal. Sometime i would work for more than 100 hours a week and it was killing me while I was seeing everyone leaving at 5 PM and have weekends off. At that time, I was married to a wonderul Deaf woman! And we just had a baby girl (god bless her) and my health was going down.

Since the firm won't give me a fair pay and still expected me to do the work of 3 poeple who have either been fired or resigned and I jsut got back from my vacation, i resigned beacuse the boss already said "if you don't like it, find another job" so I did.

More to come about my life, until next time!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My life as a deaf man.

Whne I was a child around the age of 3, my mother have been to the doctors to check me out to see why I wasn't communicating or responding to anything she saying to me. The local church where we were living in California has suggested to my mother that she should take me to a clinic where they offered free hearing test. I went there since most doctors would say that I am slow or mental retarded. As soon the test were done, they found out that I was 98 percent deaf! My mom, determined to get all the help I needed, took me to school, got me some hearing aides, etc..... I am so blessed that My father and mother will go far to make sure I am learning well, live well and make my own decisions. Today, I am 29 years old with an Associates Degree in Accounting, with a wonderful wife, 2 daughters, 2 dogs, and 2 cats! We also have been blessed with a wonderful house with food on table and house full of laughters.

This is the beginning of my blog. I will post most blogs as much as I can. In this blog, you can expect to find blog about my dealing with discrimination, accomplishmnents, and opinions. This is about my life and hope you all enjoy the blogs!