Reaching the Deaf for Christ
Deaf Ministries International works in 20 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East, helping to establish resources and facilities to bring the message of Christ and aid to deaf people.
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2017 | 7th DMI CONFERENCE
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This short video clip is in spoken Arabic and sign. The DMI leaders wanted to share it all the same, because it shows how the joy of Christian fellowship and celebration has the ability to cancel out the chaos surrounding them —> DMI Facebook Page
In our last update, we had heard that those who had been kidnapped had been returned to their village of Al Qaryatain but were still being held captive. Since then we have heard that the village came under attack which gave them an opportunity to escape. They are now in hiding in an undisclosed village. Sadly, at some point during the upheaval, nine of those captives were killed, including one of our deaf brothers.
Please continue to keep our Syrian brothers and sisters in your prayers.
Below is a photo of our deaf brother who is now with his Heavenly Father.
DMI September Newsletter (Issue #7)
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PRAYERS FOR SYRIAN GROUP ANSWERED
The kidnapped group have all been taken from Raqqa back to the village where they were kidnapped from! Returned but still imprisoned in the village and cannot get out.
Previously, four Deaf escaped in a truck full of sheep, one of them a lady named Grhop, pictured here with Nedal (H), the DMI-Syrian leader
In spite of the atrocities, there are many positive stories coming out of Syria. A heartfelt thank you to every one of you around the world who has upheld this situation in prayer. The two DMI leaders have shared that the peace of Jesus is with them, their wives and community at this time and they have chosen to stay in their own village.
This is the outreach God has called them to and He continues to protect them. There will come a day when they will be able to fully share with us, God’s sovereign power in their midst.
Their most important message is to let you know their prayer is for the terrorists’ hearts to be changed; for evil’s blindfold to be removed and for them to accept Jesus as Lord. This is the prayer coming from those who have been persecuted, because they have also witnessed God’s grace and obey the command to love thy enemy.
Who made sure this group of Christians would be moved out of Raqqa prior to France’s bombing campaign on that place?
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NEWS FROM SYRIA
Some (maybe 20) of the group from the town of Al Qaryatain captured during August, have been released.
We understand that this small number of people did not include any Deaf. We keep these brothers and sisters in Christ in our daily prayers; that they will know the peace of our Lord in their hearts and that they are constantly protected by the Armour of God.
DEAF SYRIANS CAPTURED
Nahla (D) attends one of our churches outside of Damascus.
We received news from the DMI-Syrian leader that Nahla, five members of her family and 19 other deaf believers have been abducted. Apparently the incident took place on August 7th when ISIS took the town of Al Qaryatain (there are various spellings of this town) and took away some 230 people. This included many Christians including these 25 deaf people who lived and worked in the town. It is believed that they were taken to the ISIS-held capital of Raqqa to be used as slaves, maids or worse.
Nothing has been heard of them since. Getting detailed, accurate information is difficult. It has been reported in the secular media but no mention of many of them being deaf. Please keep praying. Your continued interest on Facebook and prayers, has helped us bring the plight of these brothers and sisters to over 100,000 people globally.
2015 AGM Financial Statements and Reports
DMI Newsletter - Issue #4
The 2014 World Relief Australia Unsung Hero Award was presented to Neville & Lill Muir by the CEO, Dr Donald van Cooten.
The ‘surprise’ presentation was made during Neville’s 70th birthday celebration last Saturday! Deaf Action partners with WRA and is responsible for delivering aid to deaf communities in the countries where we have schools and sustainability projects.
Lost for words, Neville & Lill humbly accepted the Award showing their gratitude first & foremost, to the One who has enabled them to ‘grow’ each project; providing a brighter future for this disadvantaged people group.
DMI Newsletter - Issue #3
6th International Conference, Seoul
Around 240 delegates attended on the ‘fundraising day’; which included a large Korean participation.
We can officially announce that the 7th International DMI Conference will be held in Norway, home land of Chairman of the DMI International Board, Gunnar Dehli. Start saving now, because it is less than 3 years to the Opening Ceremony - 12th June 2017.
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Syrian News Update
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DMI helps children in needy countries, giving them the opportunity to receive an education. Find out how you can sponsor a child or school.
Our mission is constantly expanding, so we try to keep our supporters informed about new developments through email updates and newsletters from our missionaries.
We currently support 16 missionaries working in different areas as well as pastors, evangelists and teachers from within the countries we work.
We are currently sponsoring several projects to help support evangelists in the field, as well as starting self-sustaining businesses for deaf workers.
More about DMI:
Find out about our two conferences.
Find out how you can support us.
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