Dear reader,On October 1, 2020, three years ago today, Brother Andrew passed away. The Carpenter’s Son Foundation became orphaned. Normally you would celebrate someone’s birthday, but now we reflect on the anniversary of his death. The loss remains, although the edges seem to be dulling. Time fogs up the memory and perhaps makes it more bearable? Or is […]
n July, Peace Dove for the Deaf held its first summer camp in Egypt. About 60 participants spent 6 days in Alexandria
How do you start a complex project, such as training Jordanian Sign Language interpreters in Jordan? Our answer? Small and local! Jordanian Deaf Sign Language specialist Ahlam asked us last year if we could work together to improve the level of Jordanian Sign Language interpreters. Of course this also includes good Sign Language training material. […]
“Hello everyone, my name is Sahel, and I’m from Jordan. I work here at the Peace Dove for the Deaf. I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have supported us with regard to the camp for the Deaf. Your support has been very important to the camp.”
When do you stop remembering? How does ‘looking back’ change into ‘looking ahead’? What makes a memory powerful enough for the future? For Brother Andrew de Carpentier, earthly life ended on October 1st, 2020. Those he left behind saw an empty place… But from heavenly perspective, a place has been filled! And did not a […]
As The Carpenter’s Son Foundation, we have entered into a partnership with the Jordanian Deaf Sign Language teacher Ahlam. Together with her, we are committed to contribute to improving the availability of Jordanian Sign Language interpreters. Ahlam visited the Netherlands for a few weeks to share knowledge and experiences. For example, she participated in colleges […]
The story below ‘God’s sign language’ is one of the many stories from the book ‘God’s Sign language’. The book is currently published in Dutch. We hope to also publish it in English if we receive financial support for this. Read the story God’s Sign Language in this blog The heavens declare the glory of […]
The Carpenter’s Son wishes you a healthy 2022 and His rich blessings in International Sign Language.
It has been one year and the impact of those terrible words still hold heavy: “Arie de Carpentier, aka: Brother Andrew, has died after falling from an old balcony.” Br. Andrew said he needed another 10 years to fulfill his mission. Will someone please tell the Almighty that He has dropped a ball?!
Since March 2021, along with an external advisor and development expert Dirk R Frans, we have been exploring the future of The Carpenter’s Son Foundation. And we have some good news!