Deaf Family Ministries Website

History

 
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History

In1990, I began to pray about whether the Lord had something for me in the area of reaching out to deaf families. After thirteen years as a deaf pastor and seeing the turmoil in so many deaf people’s lives and the effect it had on their families, I was burdened to see what if anything I could do.

 

I believe the Lord directed my thoughts toward a ministry that was so helpful to our family and to families all over the world. This concept generated more prayer and as time went on it seemed a ministry to deaf families was so needed but how?

 

The start of the ministry at first was going to be Focus on the Deaf Family but Focus on the Family was a bit uncomfortable with that which I understand. Some friends and I came up with the idea of “Deaf Family Ministries”.

 

We incorporated in 1995. The first approach was to start by giving seminars at deaf ministries or deaf churches. The Lord blessed richly by opening up opportunities to give seminars in Indianapolis, IN, College Park, MD, Kansas City, MO, Pomona, CA, Columbus, OH, Houston, TX and two foreign countries.

 

Around 1997, we become a member ministry of Faith in the Family, International. This was a needed step to help with many administrative functions which gave us more hands on time with ministering to deaf people.

 

Recently, after much prayer we have added staff and are channeling resources into a website which will be a teaching site with videos on "Knowing the God" and various teaching videos for deaf men, marriage and various teaching videos.

 

We are working on programs to reach out to deaf men with a mentoring ministry as well included deaf pastors who need someone to come along side them, share and learn from a mentor and accountability partner in the in the strictest of confidence.

 

We look forward to what God will do in the days ahead to making a difference in the lives of deaf people and their families, to the praise and glory of our Lord.