One of the recurring discouragements in deaf ministry is that there’s very little growth potential. You’ve probably heard the challenge given at missions conferences, going something like this: If just one person was to...
Author: Joseph Kotvas
In the second part of my conversation with Bob and Becky Patten, veteran missionaries to the Deaf in Chile, we discuss their ongoing effort to train leaders and establish Deaf ministries in churches throughout the city of Santiago.
I recently had the privilege to sit down with Bob and Becky Patten, veteran missionaries to the Deaf in Chile. Here is the first part of the fascinating discussion that ensued.
Here are some great ideas for ASL games. Most of these activities are enjoyed by deaf and hearing alike. These can be icebreakers in sign language classes, youth meetings, parties and informal fellowships. Have fun!
As a young preacher to the Deaf, constructive feedback is always a plus. Not long ago, my father, veteran missionary to the deaf Joe Kotvas, approached me with a suggestion.
Did you know? This week is the “International Week of the Deaf.” declared so by the World Federation of the Deaf.
A good video English/ASL dictionary is indispensable for any deaf ministry leader. Here is a list of ten resources you can use in your lesson preparation, teaching, and personal development.
If they don’t understand the way you teach, then teach the way they understand. ~ Missionary Bob Himes
One challenge for deaf ministry leaders everywhere is to help the Deaf understand God’s Word for themselves. Illustrated Bibles bring the Bible to life before the reader’s eyes, making the text accessible to a much wider audience.
The one thing you can never forget in Deaf ministry is the people. Programs, activities and services are all important, but the relationships you build with your deaf people and they build with each...