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  • Southern Baptist Deaf mark 70th meeting

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, August 13, 2018 (5 months ago)

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    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf celebrated its 70th annual meeting with nearly 200 people from 20 states at Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church in Tennessee. The theme was "Let go … Follow God" based on Jeremiah 29:11.

    Speakers for the meeting July 8-12 on the campus of Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn., were Kris Courson, Danny Bice, Steve Dye and Dirk Hill, and worship was led by Joseph Bulgherini. Read More

  • Deaf men stir IMB worker's heart for their souls

    by IMB Staff, posted Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- The imam placed his copy of the Quran carefully on the table and called the men at the memorial service to attention. He opened the book, lifted his hands toward heaven and began to chant in honor of the man who had died.

    The Deaf men in the room copied the stance but remained silent, as they couldn't hear the verbal entreaty. At least the men were able to see the ceremony; the Deaf women in the next room covered their heads and wondered what was happening.

    One thing was certain, the dead man's soul was in danger. Allah does as he wills, and no Muslim is ever certain whether he will accept their works and obedience. Read More

  • Deaf-friendly musical rallies collegiate ministry

    by Adam Wynn, posted Monday, August 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    ATHENS, Ga. (BP) -- The intended audience for "No Place Like Home" came to see the performers speak with their hands in a summer musical production by the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at the University of Georgia.

    Everything performed on stage was in American Sign Language, noted Haley Beach, student leader of the BCM's deaf ministry and one of the directors of the show along with Amara Ede and Jami Dillard.

    The BCM's newly-formed ministry already had formed some bonds with the deaf community at the university and in Athens, with this summer's play only increasing the reach. Read More

  • The Deaf -- how God changed my misconceptions

    by Dorina O'Nan, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) -- The Thais sat in my living room -- immune to the hot air and ignoring the massive mosquitoes dancing about the room -- as they fixed their eyes on the Deaf man standing before them.

    They smiled as he acted out the scene of Moses at the burning bush. By turning his body, making small changes in his facial expressions and looking up or down, he became Moses and God in turn. His audience was captivated by the story.

    When he paraphrased what Moses said to the Lord, the Thais laughed in the ... Read More

  • Deaf reached through story crafting

    by Susie Rain, posted Monday, August 10, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photos by Hugh Johnson/IMB
    THAILAND (BP) -- It appeared to be just words in a book that some American visiting Thailand had given him. This Bible just wasn't working for Ball Lamphun. He wanted a god who talked to him, maybe even gave him some guidance. He couldn't find that in the words. Read More