Back in 1989 Bill Rennie was teaching ASL classes out of his apartment in Fullerton, CA. He dreamed of someday owning his own business and out of his love of teaching, that dream came to fruition not long after. He came up with the name SIGN LANGUAGE FACTORY after having dinner with friends at the Spaghetti Factory! He designed a logo and his first SIGN LANGUAGE FACTORY t-shirt was printed. He sold a dozen or so to his students...who told other students...who told other students and pretty soon, the SIGN LANGUAGE FACTORY was on it's way!
In 1990, SLF hosted their first ASL workshop in Anaheim, CA. They had 3 people attend that first workshop. But, again, those 3 told their friends, who told their friends and pretty soon, workshops averaged 30-40 people.
In 1993, the SIGN LANGUAGE FACTORY hosted their first "Expressions in Silence" silent weekend in Big Bear, California. They were praying for at least 25 or 30 people. 75 people signed up! The next year, over 100 people signed up for the weekend. In 1997, they expanded and did their Silent Weekend in Phoenix, AZ and the following year added another in Northern, California. God was good and He blessed the SIGN LANGUAGE FACTORY in abundance!
God continues to be good!
If you are interested in having the SIGN LANGUAGE FACTORY come to your area to host a workshop(s), please email us at SLFWOW@sbcglobal.net for more details.