Becky Lloyd is the Founder and Director of Signs for Hope (SFH). In the fall of 2000, at the age of 41, Becky followed God’s leading to return to school with the goal of becoming a certified ASL interpreter. Deafness was prevalent in Becky’s family including her maternal grandparents, two aunts and an uncle and four 1st cousins. After completing a two-year degree in ASL interpreting, Becky followed God’s leading, again, to transfer to a 4-year program at Gardner-Webb University (GWU) in the fall of 2003. She graduated, in December of 2008, with a BS in ASL Studies and minor in ASL interpreting.
During her 8 years of schooling, between 2000 and 2008, Becky became deeply involved with the interpreted Deaf ministry of her church and began interpreting for Christian events across the state of NC. Her obsession became researching the question, “What is best for the deaf child?” during those 8 years of school, which has now become a strong foundation for Signs for Hope. On March 18, 2008, while driving to the GWU campus, God called Becky to “coordinate the adoption of deaf orphans in the world”. After the initial shock dwindled and multiple confirmations from God, Becky and her husband Charles embarked on an adventure that only God could envision.
The establishment of Signs for Hope, Inc. was begun in February of 2009 and became an approved charitable organization (501c3) under the IRS in November of 2013. Signs for Hope has evolved into an all-encompassing ministry of “adoption” surrounding deaf children. It not only includes supporting families involved in the traditional adoption of deaf children in a variety of ways, it also includes the “Heart Adoption”—monthly sponsorship—of deaf children around the world that may never have the opportunity to be adopted and ultimately, God’s “adoption” of all deaf children.
In Becky’s spare time, she delights in spending time with her and Charles’ adult children and their spouses and enjoys photographing God’s incredible creation all around her.