Community is highly valued among the Deaf. Having a place to come together and hang out is important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. International Mission Board missionary Naya Wilder explains that most Deaf don’t normally work alongside other Deaf.
“For them to have a place where they can come any day, at any time, and just hang out with another Deaf person, that can mean the world, and it’s just life changing,” Wilder says.
Wilder’s team tries to create a fun and safe community at an education community center for the Deaf in Southeast Asia. They regularly host events that provide opportunities for gospel conversations. “It makes [me] smile to see people I knew as non-believers who are now believers. And now they’re sharing the gospel with such ease,” Wilder says. “That’s what we want to happen.”
The Cooperative Program takes the Gospel to the nations and the neighborhoods. Your financial support through the Cooperative Program helps missionaries share and show the love of Jesus in many practical ways.
Pray for the gospel to reach the Deaf in this Southeast Asian city in clear and convincing ways that encourage them to follow Jesus.
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