There are some Christian deaf leaders and deaf believers in South Africa who now have scripture published in sign language by Door International. That gives them a perfect opportunity to move into training local leaders in how to evangelise, disciple, and plant churches. Published sign-language scriptures and deaf leaders are rare. Deaf people are one of the world’s largest unreached people groups. Less than 2% of the world’s 70 million deaf people have access to the Gospel. Using a new technique, Door is teaching deaf leaders from Angola and South Africa how to reach their people for Christ. The programme ‘2×2’ is based on Christ’s mission approach in Luke 10. Between now and June four leaders are going into the field to live, work, observe, and serve alongside existing two-by-two teams to gain some of the tools they need and then return to their country and continue the process.
Africa: deaf are unreached peopleWritten by David Fletcher 21 Apr 2022
- Pray: for teams to have wisdom; particularly for new leaders, pray for Door’s resource development team as it creates a video curriculum supporting new training techniques. (Mark 16:15)
- More: www.mnnonline.org/news/deaf-church-planting-begins-in-angola-and-south-africa/