Robin started this anointed work in 1998. The lives God has touched & shaped over the years leaves her in awe. She's addicted to being a warrior of The Light. Read our founder's story below.
Jessie has been involved with us since 2007. She (and her husband Daniel) served in Honduras from 2010 - 2019, and began serving in Argentina in 2022. Jessie does it all from A - Z and she's amazing. She refines us, and brings tender love to all we do.
Orlan is absolutely amazing. When we met him in 2001, he didn't have much language. He's now our pastor, is one of the most skilled story tellers on this planet, and he teaches our low language beloveds better than anyone on this planet!
This one is an artist to the core! Rachel is always full of ideas that make us all the better, and move us forward. There's nothing she can't do. She's our stateside artist & advocate and is rocking the Kingdom!
Libby volunteers with us as she is raising support to come join our work full-time as our visual aid artist. Her passion for Jesus and art are inspiring! We love Libby, her cat, and her desire to love Jesus well.
We always seem to get the most amazing volunteers. They love beyond self, and are splendid bearers of His greatness! We celebrate each of the 500+ volunteers we've had over the years, and we are GRATEFUL. We have a place for YOU.
She says the work of Signs of Love can be summed up in St. Francis of Assisi's words: Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. The impossible is being accomplished through Signs of Love, and hundreds of lives can testify to that! Robin is passionate about making a difference in this world, and is grateful to love and be loved by the Deaf around the world. She founded Signs of Love in 1998 as a single woman, embracing what seemed to be the insurmountable task God was putting on her heart. Here's her story of how Signs of Love began:
In 1990 I was introduced to my first taste of American Sign Language when I took it to meet the foreign language requirement in college. My fascination with the language and Deaf culture compelled me to become involved with the Deaf. I served on regional and national boards of an international Deaf organization, was involved in ministering with the Deaf in my local church, and was a freelance interpreter. In 1994 I joined a short-term missions trip to Mexico where scales fell from my eyes, and I started realizing the harsh reality of millions of deaf people in the world without language, and even more assaulting, without hope. After seeing the hardships that the deaf around the world are experiencing, I was compelled by my Lord to become involved in forging new frontiers. In 1995, I accepted an invitation to join a short-term missions trip to Honduras. While on this trip, I realized the unmet need of organizations working with the Deaf in rural areas of developing nations. I then began learning all I could about Deaf ministries in the Western Hemisphere, and after visiting a few countries, it became clear that this organization should be founded to reach the Deaf in rural areas. Signs of Love became a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 1999. The prevalent needs of the Deaf in rural Honduras, and the lack of any attention being given to those needs was the reason Honduras was chosen as the first country to focus our efforts. I moved to Honduras in the spring of 1999, and within a couple years Honduran Deaf leaders emerged, and soon began partnering in this work. We now resource other countries in Asia, Africa, and South America training and equipping Deaf leaders to love outrageously.
In 2008, Robin met the man of her dreams. They married in 2009, and their 'happily ever after' abruptly ended when he was sent Home in Honduras on December 2, 2011. Jeff Harter's legacy continues through Robin, and she contends all the stronger because of his mark on her life. She's committed to making a Kingdom difference more now than ever. Robin presently lives in La Ceiba, Honduras.
She'd love to hear from you, and dream with you in becoming more equipped warriors of The Light. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org