Our History

1983

 DOOR founded as a ministry dedicated to the training of Deaf leaders and establishing indigenous Deaf churches.

1995

DOOR merged with United World Mission.

1997

DOOR begins utilizing the Chronological Bible Storying (CBS) method.

1999

DOOR registered as a not-for-profit organization called D.O.O.R. International (Deaf Opportunity Out Reach).

2000-2002

Deaf Christian Leadership Training centers established on 4 continents (Africa, Europe, North America, Asia).

2000-2006

302 students from 48 countries graduated from DOOR’s 11-month training program.

2006

DOOR begins 2-by-2 Program in strategic region of South Asia.

2007

DOOR begins sign language translation work in Africa and South Asia.

2009

Translation work started in BEGUT (Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania) sign languages.

2011

Dedication ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Africa Deaf Bible Translation and Training Center (DBTTC).

2012

Three new South Asia Sign Language projects started.

Begin 2-by-2 Program in BEGUT nations (Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania).

Dedication ceremony held in South Asia for the Asia Deaf Bible Translation and Training Center (DBTTC).

2013

Nigerian Sign Language translation project started at DOOR center in Kenya.

DOOR begins 2-by-2 Program in Kenya.

 110-passage Chronological Bible Translations (CBTs)  completed in Kenyan Sign Language & Kerala Sign Language.

32 scripture portions completed in American Sign Language.

2014

Launched new website to distribute completed Bible projects in several sign languages: www.deafbibles.com

Begin 2-by-2 Program in Nigeria.

 Translator’s Notes (DEEPs) 110-passage CBT started in Kenyan and Kerala sign languages. 110-passage CBT completed in Burundian, Ethiopian, Ghanain, Ugandan and Tanzanian (BEGUT) sign languages.

2015

Start translation projects in South Sudanese, Mozambican, and 2 Eurasian sign languages.

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