Deaf Ministry

And they DO love you for what you have given to them.

And they DO love you for what you have given to them.

The number of Deaf in Zambia is unknown, primarily because there is still stigma attached to any disability.  At one time, if a child was found to be deaf or blind, they may have been left in the bush to die as the parents could not afford to feed and clothe a child that had no future or was incapable of earning an income.  Now, thanks to the number of missionaries in Zambia that work with the Deaf, although this is an extremely small number of missionaries, parents are learning there can be a future for these children.  They are now bringing their children in to the missionaries. when they are able, in order for the missionary to work with them.  When we first arrived in Zambia, I primarily used my signing ability to interpret for church services.  But it wasn’t long until the Lord showed me His plan for the deaf children He wanted for His family.  The deaf ministry has evolved into not only interpreting for the Deaf in services, but teaching the Deaf who know no sign language, and teaching the Hearing on the use of sign language to reach the Deaf in their areas for Christ.  While they may have been outcasts in their own families, God wants them to know He wants them for His family and will never cast them out.

No windows, no doors, no floor.  Just love!  Training the Hearing to reach the Deaf!

No windows, no doors, no floor. Just love! Training the Hearing to reach the Deaf!

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