CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE

FOR VONDA HAMILTON WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 10 TH,
2022.

AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH – 701 N. MAIN ST., BONHAM,
TEXAS AT 6:00 PM

IF UNABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS – THE FAMILY IS ASKING FOR DONATIONS TO BE MADE TO EXPRESSIONS OF EMMANUEL TO CONTINUE HER DESIRE TO REACH THE DEAF FOR THE LORD.

Dear Friends,

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this. Our incredible founder of Expressions of Emmanuel, Vonda Hamilton, has joined her Savior in eternity. Our hearts ache but we rejoice as we think of how she is bowing down worshipping, in ASL & English, at the feet of the King of Kings. Her whole life was dedicated to sharing Jesus’ love within the Deaf community. She learned sign language at 19 years old and she never stopped signing. Vonda fell in love with the Deaf community. She wanted ALL people to know about God’s love for them. She loved traveling across the globe so that Deaf people had the opportunity to learn about God’s love for them. Vonda traveled to 46 states and 34 countries to share with others about Jesus! Her feet are beautiful because she’s physically brought the gospel to many. And her videos and books have touched many more… The ministry will continue on as Steve will continue working full-time alongside his family to continue ministering to the Deaf community in Vonda’s memory. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be given to Expressions of Emmanuel to continue Vonda’s legacy.

Vonda faced a difficult 9-month battle with cancer until the Lord called her home. Even through the hardships and challenges of treatments and hospital visits she ministered to those she came into contact with: cancer patients, nurses, doctors, Uber drivers, and anyone else she could get ahold of.

Vonda made everyone feel loved and seen. She was truly an incredible wife, mother, friend, missionary, minister, author and so much more…

Our family thanks you for your prayers, love, and support. We are grateful that she was able to see all of her children beforehand along with her grandson, and that she spent her final days in our home with her loving, caring, faithful husband Steven. She was a gift to mankind, and we are overwhelmed with the gratefulness that God gifted her to us. She has always been the real deal. She lived unapologetically for Jesus, never afraid to wear a funny costume or do a crazy drama if it means pointing people to Jesus. She’s irreplaceable and her whole life was lived as a testimony of God’s glory.

Thank you, Jesus, for her life and kingdom impact! Her legacy lives on through the lives she has touched…

A celebration of life service will be planned for early December.

Expressions of Emmanuel is a Christian Deaf ministry organization that strives to bring the Word of God to the Deaf community. There are approximately 250 million Deaf people in the world. Only two percent of the world’s Deaf population are Christians. Our mission is to take action to reach the Deaf population with the Word of God. We do this in three ways:

  • Video projects – Praise and worship songs, Bible lessons and devotionals in sign language.
  • Outreach – Visiting individuals or groups of Deaf people in Deaf/hearing camps, churches and Vacation Bible Schools.
  • Writing Projects – Writing and targeting Christian lessons, stories and movies towards the Deaf community.

We thank you for your time in interest in Expressions of Emmanuel. Prayerfully consider us for your next fellowship retreat or church outing and services.

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