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...
“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
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
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…
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