According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are 70 million Deaf people in the world.
That’s 1% of the world’s population!
According to The Joshua Project, there are 33 Deaf people groups around the world that are considered unreached, which means less than 2% of that people group are Evangelical and less than 5% are adherents to Christianity.
In a printed report from The Joshua Project, they listed 52 Deaf people groups that are unengaged, which means no full-time workers involved in evangelism or church planting.
Some of those countries were no surprise – Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar.
Others were quite a bit more surprising – France, Germany, Italy.
I don’t have an answer for this, but I know that God does. Please pray he would provide for our Deaf brothers and sisters around the world, and that he would call millions more to him, for his glory and for our collective good.