IMB missionary Bethany Forrester* meets with a group of four Hindu Deaf friends from South Asia who are very interested in knowing more about God. Bethany shares the Gospel and teaches the group Bible stories in sign language.
Bethany’s friends admit that they know Jesus is good, that He heals, knows sign language, and helps His followers through the Holy Spirit. They all want to go to heaven and they believe there is only one God. But they told her they are not ready to follow Jesus because it means possibly being cut off from their families, cast out of the greater Deaf community, and denied opportunities like work and marriage.
THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support through the Cooperative Program gives missionaries like Bethany the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with those who don’t know Jesus in order to share the Gospel with them.
PRAY that as Bible stories are shared, these Deaf South Asians not only will desire to learn but also desire to follow the Lord. Pray for wisdom for Bethany as she witnesses to them.
*name changed for security