MHYH Inc's Unity in the Community Award (UITCA)
CONGRATULATIONS TO MY HANDS YOUR HEART, INC.'S FIRST
UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD RECIPIENT....
MRS. VALERIE JOHNSON!
Mrs. Valerie Johnson is the founder and president of Touching the Nations, and has strived to raise churches awareness of the needs of the Deaf Community to hear the Word of God and feel the beauty of Gospel music through interpreters. She travels, teaches and touches congregations from all over wherever the doors are opened to listen to her heart and passion to have interpreters in the church. She educates Gospel artists and encourage them to have interpreters on their dvd's signing their music in ASL. She recently hosted a trip to the Stellar Awards featuring Donnie McClurkin as the host, and for the first time in Stellar Awards History, they had a section just for the Deaf community. She was instrumental in raising funds through sponsorship and because of her efforts, 20 Deaf guests attended! She hosts an annual fundraiser, "Deaf Extravaganza". She encourages the Deaf to use the gift(s) God has given them ministering through signing choirs, singing and signing, dancing and different expressions of worship and the Word of God. Valerie provides dinner to raise money to continue the mission of Touching the Nations.
Her sign name is a "V" over the heart which is most appropriate for her. Her husband stands behind and by her side in full support of her and is instrumental in her projects, missions and travels as she goes wherever the Lord opens a door. Please visit her website at: http://www.touchingthenations.net/
Mrs. Valerie Johnson ministering a song by Vickie Winans titled: "We Shall Behold Him" in ASL!