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A Bible in My Language [resource]

The Word of God is the foundation for my faith, and indeed for my entire understanding of the world in which I live. It is my teacher, my friend and my guide, and it is my final authority. What a treasure to have this book translated in my heart language! Men gave their lives to give me an English translation of the Book so that I could know the truth. Deaf Bible attempts to do the same for the Deaf. Is it effective? Judge for yourself.

Cambridge University, England

Clever Devils

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – Often attributed to C.S. Lewis

The Green Letters [resource]

“The Green Letters” by Miles Stanford flipped my entire perspective of the Christian life on its head! It took concepts and ideas that I had heard as pithy pulpit statements and made them into real truths. This book helped me to realize that “in Christ” is not just a label or something that sounds good from the pulpit, but who I am as a Christian.

How Can You Hinder Your Ministry?

“It is a mistake to measure spiritual maturity merely by the presence of gifts. By themselves they are an inadequate basis for a man’s lasting influence to God. They may be present and they may be valuable, but the Spirit’s object is something far greater — to form Christ in us through the working of the cross. His goal is to see Christ inwrought in believers. So it is not merely that a man does certain things or speaks certain words, but that he is a certain kind of man. He himself is what he preaches. Too many want to preach without being the thing themselves, but in the long run it is what we are, and not simply what we do or say, that matters with God; and the difference lies in the formation of Christ within.” -Watchman Nee

Silent Word Ministries Newspaper [resource]

If you do not get Silent Word Ministries’, News Paper, you are missing out on a very beneficial resource! It is packed full of helpful advice geared towards Deaf Ministries, information about what is happening with Deaf Ministries all over the world, and some encouragement to keep on doing what we do! They have an online edition as well as a print edition. You can get it by going to there website here. I could go on about how much I love this resource, but I thought it better just to share you an article that I found particularly encouraging and let you enjoy it like I did!

Scriptures

Cause Them to Understand

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

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...