HONORING ELDER THYSON T. HALLEY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 56
(House of Representatives - April 01, 2019)

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  (Mr. PAYNE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Elder Thyson T. Halley 
for his advocacy and service on behalf of the deaf community.
  At age 2, Elder Halley was diagnosed with spinal meningitis. Doctors 
said he would never again walk or talk.
  Despite losing his hearing, Elder Halley has dedicated his life to 
helping the deaf community. Elder Halley got his associates degree in 
deaf studies, then went on to become a certified deaf interpreter.
  His career as a deaf interpreter was inspired by a Biblical Scripture 
that says ``go ye therefore and teach.''
  Over the years, Elder Halley has led deaf ministries throughout 
Newark, Jersey City, and across my district. He is the founder of His 
Hands Deaf and signing language and interpreter ministry of Chosen 
Generation Ministry in Newark. Through his ministry, Elder Halley has 
assisted with taking more than 1,500 underprivileged youth and parents 
to Disney World.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask that my colleagues join me in honoring Elder 
Thyson T. Halley's service to the people of my district.