I have been redeemed (saved) and I want to say so (tell you). “When I graduated from PA School for the Deaf in 1967, I returned home and worked a job. I faithfully went to church with my family every Sunday and Wednesday. There was no interpreter. I believed in God only. I loved to play on the church softball team against other churches. One pastor saw I was deaf, he became burdened for my soul. He had an evangelist from the Bill Rice Ranch come to preach a revival. The pastor invited me to come to the revival because the evangelist knew sign language. I went to the church revival. Evangelist Bill Rice III preached and his wife, Mary, interpreted. This was the first time I had an interpreter in church. I watched her sign as he preached. After the service, Mary asked me, “Do you have Jesus in your heart?” I said “No.” I never heard about Jesus coming into a heart. The evangelist explained to me how Jesus could live in my heart. I understood and wanted Jesus to live in my heart. We prayed together. I got saved.
Later, I found a favorite verse. Isaiah 29:18, “And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book…” In that day I will hear, because I was saved in this day. Now, I have a burden to also give the Gospel to the Deaf so they can let others know they are saved. In that day the Deaf shall hear the words of the book without an interpreter. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!