Breaking the Silence

This Month's Articles

From the Editor Editorial

From the Editor

To See All Believers Equipped to Disciple Others, Including the Deaf

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.

Tags: africa, deaf, disciple, gospel

The Deaf Feature

The Deaf

An Unreached People Unlike Any Other

The Deaf: An Unreached People Unlike Any Other by Chad Entinger from GSLT Communications on Vimeo.

I often tell people that there are advantages to being Deaf. With my hearing aid, I have...

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Tags: deaf, gospel, reaching, unreached

Reaching the Deaf Feature

Reaching the Deaf

An Entirely Different Experience

Rick Article B from GSLT Communications on Vimeo.

The videophone lit up in my office years ago and displayed an unknown number. At the other end of the conversation was a video relay...

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Tags: deaf, ministry, reaching, unreached

Deaf Bible Feature

Deaf Bible

Working Until All the Deaf Have Seen

Deaf Bible: Working Until All the Deaf Have Seen from Deaf Bible on Vimeo.

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...

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Tags: bible, deaf, gospel, jesus, translation, visual

Why Sign Language Bible Translations 
Are Essential in Reaching the Deaf Feature

Why Sign Language Bible Translations 
Are Essential in Reaching the Deaf

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...

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Tags: bible, deaf, sign language, translation

Equipping the Deaf, 
Transforming Lives Feature

Equipping the Deaf, 
Transforming Lives

Reaching the Deaf in Asia Pacific through Sign Language Bible Translation

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...

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Tags: asia, bible, deaf, pacific, sign language, translation

Blessed to Bless Others Feature

Blessed to Bless Others

Deaf Bible Translators as Trainers in Latin America

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...

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Tags: bible, columbia, deaf, latin america, translation

Discovering God’s Call Feature

Discovering God’s Call

A Young Deaf Man’s Journey

[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...

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Tags: deaf, international bible training center, kenya, ministry, story

Kingdom Kernels Other

Kingdom Kernels

The Riverbanks of a Movement

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...

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Tags: authority, case study, dna, movement, wife beating

Ghana 2013 Report Other

Ghana 2013 Report

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.”

Tags: africa, edinburgh 1910, ghana, missions association, tokyo 2010

Raising Local Resources Raising Local Resources

Raising Local Resources

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...

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Tags: africa, african, dependent, local, resources, western

Further Reflections Further Reflections