Monthly Archive: October 2014

20 Activity Ideas for your Deaf Ministry

Activities are an essential component to any thriving Deaf ministry. They provide opportunities for both in-reach and out-reach, and are modeled for us in the Bible. In Acts 2:42, the early church “continued stedfastly… in breaking of bread.” They were eating together!

Think Differently

“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?'” – George Bernard Shaw

I Love ASL

Five Fancy Finger Fonts [resource]

Have you ever wished you could type out ASL fingerspelling letters as easily as regular letters? I’ve scoured the interwebs to five five great fonts that will allow you to do exactly that. These fingerspelling fonts will instantly give any publication a special, Deaf-themed flair.

Life-sized model of a fetus at 12 Weeks

She’s Precious. [poem]

This poem was written by Lisa Kotvas, missionary to the Deaf at Efata Ministries in Lima, Peru. The quoted comments were actual statements made by parents of Peruvian Deaf children. Precious in His Sight A child is...

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

Some of the best humor is the unintended – a slip of the tongue, a word misspoken, or a sentence that just didn’t come out the way it was meant to. During the first...

You Good Person, You? [review]

I want to draw your attention to an excellent resource for your Deaf Ministry. “You Good Person, You?” is a great video Gospel tract produced by Deaf Video Communications and Silent Word Ministries. Both of...

Cup of Hot Chocolate

Deaf People are Like Chocolate [quote]

It is wise for hearing churches to consider their deaf ministries as missionary-type ministries. The deaf ministry requires a large commitment. Interpreters must be trained. Transportation is often needed. The church must be flexible with having another language/culture...

If it Ain’t Broke… FIX IT!

Growing up, I always heard the expression “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I have found this to be true for most things in life. I am not looking to replace my truck’s transmission, take cholesterol medicine, or ask my wife to put a patch on new jeans.