Crazy Love author Francis Chan said that during a recent trip to Myanmar he, along with a team of other Christians, miraculously healed a number of individuals in a rural village, including a little boy and girl who were deaf.
According to the UN, the Asia-Pacific region is home to roughly two-thirds of the world’s population. This includes an estimated 43 million Deaf people, and most Deaf ministries agree less than two-percent of this group knows Jesus.
As a global people group, the Deaf have been forgotten and overlooked by believers for thousands of years. Finally, the U.S. Church is becoming more aware of the global Deaf community and their need for sign language Scripture.
According to persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, North Africa is home to two of the world’s worst persecutors of Christians: Libya and Sudan. Finding and graduating from a Christian seminary in this region; add persecution and the physical inability to hear, and the task seems unconquerable.
Political and cultural lines divide nations and continents, but Eurasia is the world’s single largest landmass. It contains roughly 65-percent of the world’s 7 billion people, including millions of Deaf who have no access to God.
A 12-year-old girl in India has shared the harrowing account of how her Hindu family beat her and kicked her out of their house after she converted to Christianity — yet she refused to deny Jesus Christ.