Alex and I first met in an advanced ASL class at our university. From the beginning of our relationship, we were always looking for ways to immerse ourselves in the Deaf community. We visited a local Deaf church congregation, attended Deaf socials, and hung out with Deaf students at our university. One day when we were looking for ASL events and activities, we found this cool-sounding organization called Signs of Hope that did service trips to Ghana to teach at the Deaf school there. We reached out through their Facebook page asking about summer trips. Sadly, we heard that the organization was currently on hiatus and wouldn’t be coming back for another year or two. We decided to keep it on our radar.