Monthly Archive: September 2014
“Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.”
― A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God
This article is excerpted and adapted from the first chapter of Into the Silence – A Biblical Perspective and Plan for Reaching the Deaf Around the World by missionary to the Deaf Joe F....
The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important, than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus – the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man. – Helen Keller
The other day, one of the Deaf men at my church asked me if I could help him pick up something for his house that was down the road at another man’s house. I was busy the day he asked, but we scheduled a time a few days later. Honestly, I was not particularly excited about helping.
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation…
Do you work with the Deaf? Maybe you’re Deaf yourself, and you have a burden to share Jesus with other Deaf people. Or maybe you are hearing and you met someone who helped you understand that EVERYONE needs a chance to “hear” the truth. We all have a story. Here’s mine.
Veteran missionary Steve Houghton shares his testimony and experiences from years on the front lines of Deaf ministry.
One of our goals is to equip you with the resources you need as you establish and grow local church Deaf ministries. We are happy to introduce our first resource to fulfill our goal, “Basic American Sign Language.”
Somebody has to care enough to bring the Deaf to the feet of Jesus. – Missionary Joe Kotvas
I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ. – Count Zinzendorf