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[NEW] North East Congo Deaf Ministry Report

"Since August 2018 up to today, Adventist Deaf Ministry in North East Congo Union( NECUM) - Goma - has grown to an active group of 84 deaf." To read more, click here.

[NEW] World Church Executive Committee Votes to Postpone General Conference Session

To read about the news, click here.

[NEW] How to Relate to the COVID-19 Virus

Below is a link to a page about How to Relate to the COVID-19 Virus and a note from Dr. Larry Evans:

[NEW] My Kind of Church

Read the article "My Kind of Church" written by Dr. Larry Evans in the Adventist Review Magazine:

Larry Evans' Report on Tanzania: "My Teachers in Tanzania"

Larry Evans' New Travel Report Page

Celebrating 100 Years of Deaf Ministry in Germany

See video with English Subtitles at

Pathfinders Camporee 2019

"Larry Evans and Jeff Jordan presented three classes on Special Needs at the Tuesday 2019 Camporee in Oshkosh, Wisconsin." Read more here.

1st Global Conference for Special Needs and Deaf Ministries

Read Dr. Larry Evans' Travel Report at:

Deaf Mission in New York City

"For several months Francisca Trexler has been giving Bible studies with Deaf people from Bronx through a video phone call." Read more at here.

*News source from Three Angels Deaf Ministries*

In Remembrance of Neil Davidson

"He became the first pioneering full-time pastor for the Deaf in the United States when he was called to the ministry for the Deaf by the Southern California Conference in 1960." Read more at here

*News source from Three Angels Deaf Ministries:*

Interpreter Connection

The Interpreter Connection aims to keep everyone informed of the news and events in the interpreting world and the Adventist Church. Check it out here.

Interview with Esther Doss on 3ABN

Esther Doss was interviewed by Shelley Quinn on 3ABN where they discussed various of things about the Deaf Ministry. Check it out at

GC's Special Needs Ministries Focuses on Possibilities

Larry Evans, Assistant to the General Conference President for the Deaf and Special Needs Ministries, talks about what has been accomplished and what is still left to do in reaching people around the world with a wide range of special needs. Read more at

What If..." Evangelistic Series in ASL on Feb 10th

Deaf Pastor Jeff Jordan will give “What If...” evangelistic series in ASL on February 10th! The meeting will be streamed live over the Internet, beginning at 6:30 pm Eastern Time. After a forty-minute presentation, the next meeting will begin at 7:30 pm the same evening. The third and fourth meetings will begin the next day on Sunday at the same times: 6:30 and 7:30 pm.

Join us by watching the meetings online by using this URL:

Burundi Baptism

42 deaf baptized on Sept. 2, 2017 at the end of the one week Burundi camp meeting for the deaf. More than 100 deaf were attending the camp meeting daily.

On April 2017, 25 deaf were baptized. Total=67 deaf baptized from April and Sept. meetings. (See pictures here)

Tanzania Deaf Group

Adventist group of the deaf in Mwisenge SDA Musoma, Tanzania from July 24, 25, 26, 29. We had a daily attendance of 35 deaf people. 11 gave their lives for baptism.  There is a great potential for the number to grow. Already they have 5 very competent interpreters and they intend to train more from this coming September. We will have the first camp meeting for them next year. (See pictures here)

Two Weeks Kenya TMI Evangelism Results in 45 Deaf Baptism

At the close of the two week TMI evangelism on March 4-18, 2017 in Kenya, 45 deaf people were baptized at 4 Main TMI centers for the deaf on Sabbath, March 18, 2017. (See pictures here)

Ghana Evangelism Held by Deaf Person

"Deaf Ministries in Mountain View Ghana Conference held 10 days evangelistic campaign for both deaf and hearing people at Mamponteng SDA Church from July 5th-15th, 2017.

The main speakers for the campaign were Harrison Osei Antwi and was assisted by Paul Barfi (both are deaf ). Pastor Henry B. Afoakwa and Bro. Isaac Ofori were the main interpreters for the hearing. This is evangelism of a Deaf person preaching and a hearing Pastor doing the interpretation. It was marvelous."
Read more here

1st Inter-America Congress

"More than two hundred deaf persons, interpreters and special needs ministries directors from across the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Inter-America gathered for the first territory-wide Congress for the Hearing Impaired."

Read more in English...
In Spanish:
In French:

Australia Deaf Camp 2017

October 27-30, 2017
Catalina Conference Centre, Rathmines, NSW

For more info, go to

Deaf Pastor Jeff Jordan Invited to Stoke Newington Adventist Church's (London, UK) Disability Awareness Day

"The Stoke Newington Adventist Church in London, UK, held a Disability Awareness Day the weekend of December 3, 2016. My wife and I were invited to be a major part of the special event. Sanjo Jeffrey, Disability Ministry Coordinator,  did an outstanding job in pulling everything together!" Read more...

New Hope Channel Deaf Website

The news about the new Hope Channel Deaf website has been featured in some news articles:

Adventist Review
Inter-European Divison
North American Division

Church Reaches Out to the Deaf

"For the first time, the Adventist Church is presenting and broadcasting a weekly AUSLAN-signed church service for the benefit of the Deaf community.

New Hope, a church plant at Quakers Hill in Sydney’s west, in partnership with Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired (CSFBHI), has added live signing to its Sabbath service broadcast." Read the rest of article here.

Link to New Hope Church videos with interpreting

200 Deaf People Seek Bible Studies After Special Online Series in Brazil.

"The Adventist Church expands it work with the deaf community in South America." Read this exciting article here.

Historic Action

"The General Conference Executive Committee voted to appoint Elder Jeff Jordan as Honorary Associate Coordinator for Deaf Ministry within the office of Special Needs Ministries." Read more here.

International Congress of Deaf & Deaf-Blind Travel Report by Dr. Larry Evans

For pictures and report, go here.

Interview with Dr. Larry Evans

Q. What did impress you the most of this event?

Larry Evans: I think the enthusiasm of the deaf that developed when they came together. They need the fellowship. They are so excited, even though they do not sign the same language.  There is a bond that they have. This bonding is a strength they need to face their own spiritual challenges.   Spiritually we as a Church must provide these kinds of opportunities.  

Read the rest of the interivew here.

"How The Deaf Heard His voice in Ghana Adventism"

An article written by Pastor Clifford Owusu-Gyamfi- click here to read it.

"Silently Guided: A Journey of Faith into Hearing Loss and Deaf Ministry" Book

There is a new book written by our own Elder  Mario Romero (Orlando, FL) that is now for sale! The book is called, “Silently Guided: A Journey of Faith into Hearing Loss and Deaf Ministry” and I think you will find it fascinating. It is about his life and how God has led him to serve the Lord among the Deaf. Read more...


The Alberta Conference Deaf Ministry Department has prepared a new two DVD set called “Jesus Life Story”. The set covers Jesus life chronologically from his life in heaven before coming to earth, to His birth, childhood, ministry, death, resurrection and final return to earth at His Second Coming. Read more...

Natural Bridge Deaf Camp 2015 (Australia)

Deaf Camp is now history. It was a great weekend, but very busy. Dr Larry Evans... gave two very inspiring spiritual presentations, and a very interesting presentation on how God is reaching out to Deaf people." Read more...

Ghana Deaf Evangelism Program

"There are about 45-55 deaf, non-Adventists and Adventists, who worshipped with us at Atimatim SDA Church. There are about 40 deaf Adventists out of 15 non-Adventist members.
There are about more than 150 to 200 hearing people at the deaf evangelistic program at the Atimatim SDA Church. They are very excited to worship with the deaf." Read more...

Second Annual Camp Meeting of Ghana Deaf Ministry

"Each of the Officiating Ministers delivered a very good presentation. The deaf members expressed much joy after the camp meeting and even wished that the days could be extended." Read more...

Three African Camp Meetings for the Deaf Reports

ADMI rejoices over the news of baptisms of Deaf people and graduates from VOP Bible School. To read the reports, go here.

First International Interpreters' Conference 2015 Report

"The meeting was attended by about 35 sign language interpreters, mediators, Local beginner and family sign language of Deaf people in places like Germany, France, Portugal, Mexico, the United States and of course Spain.

"I'm very happy how the work was done, says Taida Rivero, interpreter of sign language also project director of the Ministry of the Deaf in Spain." It's a dream come true, and I'm very happy to have contributed to His performing. "

To read more, click here.

It Is Written's Evangelism Series Livestream in ASL

John Bradshaw of It Is Written will be giving an evangelistic series called "Revelation Today” in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The first meeting will be starting on October 9, 2015, at 6:45 pm Eastern Time. ASL interpreters will be provided and they will be broadcast live! Go to

For schedule and topics, visit

Mexico Camp Meeting 2015 Report

"The Deaf Adventist Mexican Congress was on July 30 to August 2. It was in Linda Vista Adventist University in the state of Chiapas. There was an attendance of 70 people from..." Read more here.

Ma’s Good News

"Airyl was one of the girls baptized by Pastor Jeff Jordan in February 2015.  I called her mother about her decision last February and she said she and her husband gave permission if Airyl decided to be baptized.

Whenever Airyl goes home she always attends church on Sabbath.  The brethren in her home church found it difficult to entertain her because they didn’t know how to sign.  But they admired Airyl because she came to church all alone even if nobody could interpret for her." Continued...

World Church President Ted Wilson Shares A Story About Deaf Man Ricky During Sermon at GC Session

"I think of Ricky, a deaf-mute young man from Riveralta, Bolivia, whose prayers were answered after he began to study the Bible on his own. According to Winston Sarzuri, East Bolivia Mission Personal Ministries and Evangelism Director and Robert Costa, associate GC Ministerial secretary, Ricky came in contact with the church and its Biblical teachings through the Internet."  Read more...

ADMI's Coorinator Pastor Larry Evans's Presentation at GC

Pastor Larry Evans gave a presentation on Special Needs Ministries with an emphasis on the Deaf. You can view the presentation notes with slides here.

Adventist Review Article: "Two Firsts for Deaf Ministries at GC Session"

"Two Firsts for Deaf Ministries at GC Session. The Deaf are now more closely integrated into world church." Read more here.

Easy English Sabbath School Quarterly Now Available on iPhones & Android Phones

Easy English Sabbath School Quarterly is now available on iPhones and Androids! Install “Sabbath School 4” app at Android Play store or iTunes store. Click on “Adult Sabbath School” on the main screen. You will find Easy English Sabbath School Quarterly on the bottom of each lessons (icon of a flag).

First International Congress for Deaf and Deaf Blind

International Congress for Deaf and Deaf-Blind
in Seville, Spain on May 13-16, 2016
Info & registration:
Guest speakers: Deaf Pastors Douglas Domingos Da Silva and Jeffrey Jordan

The International Congress for Deaf and Deaf-Blind People, which will take place in 2016, is the first of its kind in Seventh-day Adventist history. Deaf and Deaf-Blind from around the world are invited. Never before did we think of these persons as we do today.

Several congresses for Deaf and Deaf-blind people have been organized, including among others, those in Europe, South and North America, Brazil, etc., but never on the scale on which we wish to organize this one. This Congress for Deaf and Deaf-Blind People is marking its time and will be an historical event. It will mark an important date in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Read more info at

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