Deaf children are now sharing Bible stories.
Deut 6:7 Impress them on your children!
"Recently, I attended a Sunday worship service at a Deaf school in Kenya.
D.O.O.R. International had already distributed the first series of "Know God How?" Bible Story sets on DVD to the school. The Deaf children were really impressed by the DVDs!
They have even begun a CBS (Chronological Bible Story) Club in the school to learn and share the Bible stories!
As the Sunday worship began, and the program rolled, a special moment came when a young Deaf boy stood on the stage to tell a Bible story.
I watched in awe and great amazement as he signed the story of Creation with a lot of enthusiasm and courage, with no sign of stage fright despite the huge congregation. The signs were so clear, natural, and precise as the story flowed from Day One of Creation to the 7th Day, when God rested. He did not leave any detail out; the story was the same as that on the DVD. The Deaf children intently watched sign after sign and followed the story.
That day, as we shared in the story, many Deaf children acknowledged the power of God through His creation. Many of them were encouraged by the fact that they were made in the image and likeness of God, and the joy in their faces said it all, of how much the Word has sunk so deep.
After the worship, a CBS tutor in the school approached me and said how she was grateful to DOOR for translating the Bible into Kenya Sign Language, which is the heart language for the Deaf. The CBS tutor explained that since introduction of the DVDs in the school, the childrens lives have constantly been transformed. Some, who had been troublesome in school, had their lives changed through interaction with the stories in the CBS Club.
I thank God for the work He is doing through us. On that day, it was evident that we at DOOR do not labor in vain. The DVDs we are producing will go a long way in touching many hearts, both young and old, and we will live our dream of 'Deaf reaching Deaf for the glory of Jesus Christ.' "
By Jared (Kenyan Deaf Hand Translator)