ASL Recovery

American Sign Language Recovery

(For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Ladies)Fridays (only)  4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We invite you to come and celebrate God’s healing power in your life by walking together through a 12 Christ Centered steps and 8 recovery principles (found in the Beatitudes). At ASLR we open our lives to being changed by sharing our experiences, strengths and hopes with one another.  We become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life problems.

As we work through the 12 Christ centered steps and apply the biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, we begin to grow spiritually.  We become to experience freedom from our dysfunctional, compulsive, and addictive behaviors.  Freedom is realized through peace, joy, and a stronger, more trusting relationship with God and others.

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13

IS ASL RECOVERY FOR ME?

Do you lose sleep because of what you or someone is doing or has done?

Do you think a lot about problems that arise because of your or someone else’s behavior?

Do you seek confirmation from others or confirmation that your situation will change?

Do you feel alone, rejected, fearful, angry, guilty, resentful or exhausted?

Do you try to deny or conceal your issue or situation from friends or family?

Do you make excuses for yourself or someone else?

Do you feel responsible and guilty for their behavior?

Are you beginning to withdraw from friends and outside activities?

Is your work suffering because of an issue or behavior?

We meet at:

Chandler First Assembly

532 West Ray Road  Rooms A-2 and A-3

Chandler, AZ  85225

Contact:

Rev. Patricia Rivera

patpatcr@gmail.com

For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.   Philippians 2:13

Rev. Patricia Rivera – Bio – Ordained: March 11,1992 – Tennessee District

Attended North Central Bible College (University) in Minneapolis Minnesota, from 1985-1990. In the summer of 1986, I interned in Jackson Mississippi with Rev. Ron Dewitt at a Deaf Church. In the summer of 1987 took a Mission Trip to the Philippines for two months. Worked with the missionaries, the Lentz family on the island of Mindanao. I worked at two Deaf churches and two Deaf Schools. Helping to instruct and supervise dorm children. Worked in the churches and did visitation to the Deaf as well as classes for the Deaf children.

In 1990, I graduated from North Central. I stayed a year longer working for Deaf International Bible College under the direction of Rev. Emory Dively. I worked as his administrative assistant and helped, (behind the scenes) to found the first National Deaf Convention in the Assemblies of God.

I returned home to Tennessee and started interpreting in the church as well as teaching at a Christian school. I started a ASL class to train workers and interpreters. 1993, I married my husband Jeff and left for Germany with my daughter. Jeff served 7 years in the U. S. Army, the last 3 years in Germany. I taught in Montessori school and ASL Classes in church and my home. I had the wonderful experience of visiting a Deaf German School of Arts and interpreting for a Drama Teacher from Gallaudet.

On Leaving Germany, we decided to come to Arizona. I had family here and settled into becoming involved in Deaf ministries. We have attended several churches across the valley. Since my coming to Arizona, I have received two masters and began a PHD. (not finished). Taught in 3 different high schools and Mesa Community College. Was involved with Rev. Debbie Stiles (hearing and Deaf from several different denominations), in starting mission trips to Mexico to a Deaf school close to Ensenada. Prior to that was involved with helping to start D.E.A.F. (Deaf Encouragement Arizona Fellowship). I have been involved in several interpreted works. Started the first Deaf AA Christion group in Mesa at New Life Church. Moved The AA group into Phoenix and joined with Rev. Debbie Stiles again, in “Deaf Alive Church,” as her children’s pastor. I continued the AA group through her church.  I have been involved with both, AA program and interpreting for Teen Challenge in Phoenix.

I am currently working with Celebrate Recovery, and being mentored in their Christ based 12 step programs. I am excited as to what God has and is doing in my life. I feel greatly humbled that God has called me to start a Recovery program for Deaf Ladies and Hard-of-Hearing community and eventually Deaf men. I realize, God has been preparing me for this moment in time, all my life! May he give me wisdom.