Every person on earth has the right to know and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is our job as the Church to work in the power of the Holy Spirit with all the wisdom and insight that God can give us to make this access a reality for every person. The Deaf are no exception to this. While the Deaf are not a single people group, no other group in the world of similar size lives under such “Scripture poverty.” This issue of MF is about changing this unacceptable situation and equipping the Deaf to make disciples of the Deaf so that all the Deaf have access to the gospel. Also of note from this issue is the article about the Ghana 2013 Convention. Once in a while I run across something that gives me real hope for the future of world evangelization. Ghana 2013 and its “Challenge” is one such thing. It is clear to me from their Challenge that they “get it” when it comes to world evangelization.
Breaking the Silence
This Month's Articles
As a C.O.D.A. (Child of Deaf Adults), I grew up stuck between two worlds. There was the visual, 3D, Deaf world that...Read The Full Article
About 29 years ago, I came to know Jesus and accepted him as my Lord and Savior. Since then, I have been attending the church that I currently attend. It is an English-speaking church which has a...Read The Full Article
Though Eiji was born and raised in Japan and still lives there, Japanese is a foreign language to him. He began attending church when he was a student and now he is a pastor, but still finds it...Read The Full Article
The sign language Bible translation movement in Latin America is taking root in a growing number of countries. And it is getting a big boost throughout the region thanks to the training efforts of...Read The Full Article
[Adapted from Deaf Missions Report, Report No. 105, Spring 2013 and reprinted by permission.]
Javier found his calling and purpose in God in a place he never expected to be. He found it while...Read The Full Article
In the last issue, we looked at the importance of setting the DNA for a kingdom movement within minutes and hours of a new disciple’s commitment to Christ. That brings up one of the greatest fears...Read The Full Article
The African church now has over 180 million evangelical Christians in over 2000 reached people groups. Evangelicals in Africa are now poised to make a significant contribution to finishing the task in their own continent and around the world. With this in view, around 500 church and mission leaders from over 45 countries gathered last Sept 25-28 for the Ghana 2013 Global Mission Consultation. Ghana 2013 was a regional follow-up gathering to the Tokyo 2010 Global Mission Consultation held in commemoration of Edinburgh 1910. The theme of the gathering was on the Great Commission mandate to “Disciple all peoples.”
Local African Resources From the West in Africa: Inter-Western Relationship as the Key to 'Local Resources'
Africa is an aid-dependent continent! “Foreign aid [is] the predominant source of financial resources for much of the continent."1 How then to raise local resources?
Donors often work on certain...Read The Full Article
Iwas just reading an email from a husband and wife who have been working for 8 years among an unreached group in Asia and, before that, among an animistic people in Africa for a couple of years....Read The Full Article