In Luke 15:1 – 7, Jesus shares the Parable of the Lost Sheep:
“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
“So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
Deaf leaders are celebrating the same type of “homecoming” in the U.S.
A young Deaf woman recently came to know Christ as Savior after watching God’s Word in American Sign Language (ASL). Watch an ASL Bible here.
“She attended interpreting services here in the Raleigh area but never really fully understood the Gospel message,” explains one of DOOR’s support staff members.
“With lots of questions and the Deaf Bible, she prayed for forgiveness and asked Jesus into her life be her Lord and Savior!”
A few weeks ago, the young woman had started attending Deaf Community Fellowship – the first Deaf-led church planted by believers trained by DOOR. For the very first time, she began understanding that sin separates people from God and that she needed salvation.
“Praise God for the tools DOOR International provides and a God who loves us so much!”
By supporting DOOR’s 2-by-2 program, you can help Deaf believers start more churches like Deaf Community Fellowship. At the bottom of the Donate page, just select “2-by-2 Teams” from the drop-down menu and write “USA” in the Comments box.