About

Deafquake, formerly known as Deaf Camp at Children's Harbor, is offering a Christian Camp to Deaf and Hard of Hearing boys and girls age 9 and up to recently graduated high school senior as of the school year 2020-2021. The campers will be exposed to the teachings of Jesus Christ and participate in outdoor recreational activities. They will be fully exposed to Deaf Christian culture with ASL (American Sign Language) as the primary language.

Mission

Deafquake's mission is to nurture and empower spiritual, social, mental, emotional, and physical growth through a variety of programs in a natural environment; all designed for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Child of Deaf Adult campers.

Values

Deafquake prays to see a day where the campers return as adults to demonstrate His True Love and to lead future generations of campers.

Beliefs

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists externally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God revealed to us in three distinct persons. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 2nd Corinthians 13:14; 1st Peter 1:2)

Jesus Christ is God; He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to call us home. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1st Corinthians 15:3-4; 1st Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15)

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives in every Christians from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Holy Spirit gives us a strong spiritual and physical desire to live under God’s perfect plan daily. (2nd Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1st Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

The Bible is God’s perfect Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is accurate and without error and is the supreme source of truth for a Christian’s beliefs and life. (2nd Timothy 1:13; 2nd Timothy 3:16; 2nd Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 104:160; Proverbs 30:5)

People are made in the image of God to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This sin separates people from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)

Salvation is by grace through active faith. It is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. We are saved from sin’s penalty by accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, accepting His sacrifice as God’s offer for forgiveness, being immersed into Him, and thereafter striving to live a holy life. (John 14:6; Acts 2:38-39; Romans 5:1; Romans 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)

Eternity is the time we were created to exist with God. We will either exist eternally separated from God by our sin or in union with God through our salvation He freely offers. To be eternally separated from God is hell. Heaven and hell are literal/real places of eternal existence, and are the only two options for eternity. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 1st John 2:25; 1st John 5:11-13; Revelations 20:15)

The Church is the body of Christ on earth. It exists to communicate the good news of new life in Jesus Christ to the world, to teach his followers to obey his teachings, and to equip his followers for ministry. The church is made up of those who have placed their faith in Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:10; 1st Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:11-14)

CREDITS - Mission Statement and Beliefs are all from different sources but paraphrased and supported by Bible verses.