Every week at Bethlehem a ‘global partner’ is recognized and prayed for. I was delighted to see this week that it was a family who served our deaf members for several years who then were called to bring the good news of Jesus to deaf people in a country that cannot be named.
Their prayer requests ended with a simple “pray for the salvation of the deaf here.”
Yes, we must all pray! And some must go who have the skill and the experience to communicate with people in an entirely different signed language.
Of course we have needs here. The volunteer needs for our disability ministry is significant at one of our campuses – we don’t know where the help will come from.
But with 52 deaf people groups that are unengaged with the gospel, we must be also sending people.
Let us ask God to launch a flood of missionaries from churches that saw the gifts of people with disabilities and prepared them for their service to the church, both here and ‘over there.’