|The Louisiana District Council, MAPS RVers, a team from Central Bible College and teachers from the Louisiana School for the Deaf brought teams to experience hands-on construction.|
"The children are so excited to reach their friends for Christ," says Ruth De Witt. "They invite their friends to come to church."
To appreciate this, one must realize the complexity of inviting another deaf student to church. Students who wish to visit must receive written permission from their parents, the dorm supervisor and dean of students at the School for the Deaf.
"Recently the quarterback on the high school football team showed interest in attending church. He was given a permission form and is now attending church at Liberty Deaf Assembly," Ruth De Witt says.
The church owes its existence in part to local churches who provided funding and helped with the construction.
The Louisiana District Council, MAPS RVers, a team from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., and teachers from the Louisiana School for the Deaf brought teams to experience hands-on construction.
"The passion of this church and its leaders is to reach deaf children with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to disciple them, and to see them reach out to other deaf children," says Kevin M. Babin, representative of Deaf Culture Ministries. "To work in Deaf Culture Ministries one must be willing to become a specialist in language and cross-cultural training."
"Once a deaf seminary student asked me, Why do you work with deaf kids?" says Ron De Witt. "I responded, We must reach the deaf while they are young. We are committed to this."
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