Click through the years below to see our milestone events

  • 1983: DOOR founded as a ministry dedicated to the training of Deaf leaders and establishing indigenous Deaf churches.

 

  • 1995: DOOR merged with United World Mission.
  • 1997: DOOR begins utilizing the Chronological Bible Translation (CBT) method.
  • 1999: DOOR registered as a not-for-profit organization called D.O.O.R. International (Deaf Opportunity Out Reach).

 

 

  • 2000-2002: Deaf Christian Leadership Training centers established on 4 continents (Africa, Europe, North America, Asia).
  • 2000-2006: 17 classes totaling 302 students from 48 countries graduated from DOOR's 11-month training program.
  • 2006: DOOR begins 2-by-2 Program in strategic region of South Asia.
  • 2007: DOOR begins sign language translation work in Africa and South Asia.
  • 2009: Translation work started in BEGUT (Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania) sign languages.

 

 

 

 

  • 2011: Dedication ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Africa Deaf Bible Translation and Training Center (DBTTC).

 

  • January: Three new South Asia Sign Language projects started.
  • July: Begin 2-by-2 Program in BEGUT nations (Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania).
  • September: Dedication ceremony held in South Asia for the Asia Deaf Bible Translation and Training Center (DBTTC).

 

  • January: Nigerian Sign Language translation project started at DOOR center in Kenya.
  • April: DOOR begins 2-by-2 Program in Kenya.
  • September: 110-story project completed in Kenyan Sign Language & Kerala Sign Language.
  • December: 32-story project completed in American Sign Language.

 

  • January: Launched new website to distribute¬†completed Bible projects in several sign languages: www.deafbibles.com
  • February: Begin 2-by-2 Program in Nigeria.
  • September: Translator‚Äôs Notes (DEEPs) 110-story project completed in Kenyan and Kerala sign languages. 110-story project completed for Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghanda, Uganda and Tanzania (BEGUT) sign languages.

 

  • 2015: Start translation projects in South Sudan, Mozambique, and 2 Eurasian sign languages.