God Answers Prayers: Solomon’s Story

A Deaf church in Ethiopia

Meet Solomon. He is a leader of a Deaf church in Ethiopia, but he had very little training to prepare him for that task.

“The Deaf believers expected me to teach God’s Word every Sunday and whenever we had fellowship. Since I can read a little Amharic, which is the national language of Ethiopia, I would pick out a few verses and try to teach from them.”

“I struggled to prepare sermons. Even though I could read the words in the written Bible, I missed out on the connections and meaning. This was evident in my preaching. It was an effort for the congregation to follow my sermons and learn from them.”


“I was stuck. I could not grow or help Deaf people grow in their faith. I was frustrated and hoped someday we would find a solution.”

Everything changed when Solomon met DOOR’s 2-by-2 team.

“I am so happy that God had a plan to solve the problem. When I met the Ethiopian 2-by-2 team, who introduced me to the Bible in Ethiopian Sign Language, I knew that God had answered my prayers.

The Bible in Ethiopian Sign Language is God's answer to all our prayers.

1 Timothy 3:1-13 in Ethiopian Sign Language

“Now, I am daily growing in my faith as I watch the Bible in Ethiopian Sign Language. I am able to teach without struggling to read the written Amharic, and the Deaf believers are learning so much more than before.