To me, one of the most fascinating stories in the Bible is the account of Nehemiah. It is a story about a sovereign God who delights in using human means to accomplish His plans and purposes. Nehemiah was given a taste of Jesus’ burden for Jerusalem. He was invited to both follow and take a risk. He was called to add something more to God’s story.
I believe Deaf Ministries of Alabama is in a position to step right into the story of Nehemiah. Each leader, pastor, interpreter and Deaf member of every congregation is invited to find their place in God’s great plan to REBUILD, RENEW and RESTORE all things through His Son, Jesus Christ….just as Nehemiah was invited. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, a pastor or a single mom, all of us are invited to participate in this great mission.
The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and Deaf Ministries of Alabama are alive and kicking! With many events happening in the next few months, our goal is to connect Deaf people to Jesus and to each other. The best way to do that is to provide avenues for Deaf people to REBUILD, RENEW and RESTORE. We invite you to join us – will you accept?
Speaking of joining us, we are excited to announce that an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be available for both the upcoming Church & Sexuality Conference on Monday, Feb. 29 and the State Evangelism Conference, Feb. 29 – March 1. These events are being held at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. You will need to register in advance for the Church & Sexuality Conference. You do not have to register for the State Evangelism Conference. Visit ALSBOM.org/CAS16 and ALSBOM.org/SEC to learn more about each event. We hope to see you there!
Steve Dye serves as the deaf ministry catalyst for Alabama Baptist.