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Reaching the Deaf for Christ

Deaf Ministries International works in 20 countries in Asia, Africa 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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PO Box 395 | Beaconsfield Victoria 3807 | Australia
Tel: +613 5940 5431

Important Message for AUSTRALIAN Tax Deductible Donations

Australian Donors who are supporting the sponsorship program or are wanting to make a tax deductible donation, please note the new Deaf Action bank account details | BSB: 633-000 1458 34263 (Bendigo Bank Ltd) | Reference Line: please include your surname

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2018 Christmas Gift Catalogue

(Australia only)

Christmas is upon us again, which gives us an opportunity to bless, in an extra way, some of the Deaf young people we are working with in our schools in Africa and Asia.
We often have so much stuff and at times receive gifts we don’t need or want.
Giving a gift in the name of a loved one or in your own name, is a way to supply the basic needs of these children, who are not as privileged as we are here in Australia.

In this year’s 12-page catalogue, you’ll see some new gifts ideas)

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September 2018 Newsletter (Issue #18)

“The second largest country (land area) in Africa where we have a field, covers 905,568 square miles!! That’s slightly smaller than Western Australia. It’s also similar to the size of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Arizona and Nebraska joined together.” Read more about this country in the newsletter (11Mb)
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June 2018 Newsletter (Issue #17)

“In another town, we had the joy of ordaining a young deaf man as the pastor. He had been a gangster … while in jail his girlfriend became a Christian.”
Read about which country this is referring to here (9Mb) Photo of June cover

March 2018 Newsletter (Issue #16)

“People from nearby suburbs are hearing about this place; that it exists to offer help to all the deaf people regardless of their background, whether Christian or Muslim”.
Read about which country this is referring to here (9Mb) Photo of December cover

School Impacted by Mayon Eruption

This report was dated January 25th … Photo of Mayon newsbite
Payments in support of this relief effort can be made through Deaf Action
BSB: 633-000 (Bendigo Bank)
Account Number: 145834263
Account Name: Deaf Action
Reference: (Your Surname, then MAYON)

DMI December Newsletter (Issue #15)

“What a year! Some of it I would love to relive then some, I certainly would not. Never-the-less we are thankful for God’s enabling through the rough bits and thankful too for the blessings and fun times within the good bits. Thank you for your prayers and support during the cancer trials and other family health issues. We are getting towards the end of the year and so happy that we have been able to cope this far and certainly look forward to a New Year with less drama!”
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Download 12-page Newsletter here (9Mb)

DMI September Newsletter (Issue #14)

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Download 12-page Newsletter here (9Mb)

DMI June Newsletter (Issue #13)

In Australia, the end of tax year is 30th June, and we ask you to please consider making a tax deductible donation to the (new) Deaf Action bank account -
BSB: 633-000 1458 34263 (Bendigo Bank Ltd)
But, don’t worry if you have already made a donation to the old account though.
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Download 12-page Newsletter here (8Mb)
Our cover girl is a leader in the making

DMI March Newsletter (Issue #12)

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Download 12-page Newsletter PDF 11MB

DMI September Newsletter (Issue #10)

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Download 12-page Newsletter PDF 9MB

Annual Philippines Camp is a huge success

During March, the Ligao students and local church members were blessed by a team from the Huntington Beach First Christian Church [Southern California].
The main event was the annual camp which was fully funded and run, by this group. The 10-minute slideshow below will give you a glimpse into the activities and overall success of the Bible teachings, games, fellowship and encouragement
given to the students, teachers and staff alike.
Ligao 2016 Camp The case-sensitive password is: Philippines

2015 AGM Financial Statements and Reports

AGM 2015 Financial Statements and Reports

Latest update from Doug and Val Clutton in the Philippines

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Syrian Update

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.

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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.

Photo of Grhop 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?


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.

Update from DMI-Syria


Nahla (D) attends one of our churches outside of Damascus.

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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.

Daily News Report

Barnabas Fund Report

2015 AGM Financial Statements and Reports

14th AGM held 2nd May 2015

DMI Newsletter - Issue #4

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Recognized jointly

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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

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Download December newsletter here PDF 7MB

6th International Conference, Seoul

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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.

More pictures can be viewed under ‘Conference’.

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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.

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