DOOR International, Deaf Ministry Expands in 2022

Image depicts a 2-by-2 team member in Ethiopia. (Photo courtesy of DOOR International)

As a new year begins, President/CEO Rob Myers sees exciting things on the horizon for DOOR International and Deaf ministry in general. “One exciting thing is information sharing and being aware of who’s working where,” Myers says.

“There can be better strategic planning happening in the field, so we don’t have an overlap of ministry. Instead, we recognize where the holes are, and we begin to work together to fill those.”

As a collective people group, the Deaf are one of the largest unreached communities in the world. “Out of the estimated 70 million Deaf people worldwide, less than two-percent – even here in the U.S. – are believers,” Myers says.

Led by an international Deaf committee, DOOR equips Deaf believers to reach their communities for Christ. DOOR began in 1983 with church planting and leadership training. Later, the ministry added sign language Bible translation.

Now, “we have three different groups beginning in 2022,” Myers says. One group is developing training resources for DOOR’s 2-by-2 program – an initiative focused on Deaf evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. Another resource development group creates tools for translation consultants-in-training.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for unity among Christian Deaf leaders worldwide.
  • Pray for Deaf people to receive the Gospel message and come to know Christ in 2022.
  • Pray for the Translation Resource Development team as they work to fine tune their project based on recent feedback.