I am thankful that I have learned to talk and pray with God. There are times I cannot talk to others, but I can always talk to God. He is not too busy, and He understands me. When I need help, I have learned to “Pray about it.”
Example: When my family moved to Trenton, GA, from Fairless Hills, PA, in June 1998, my two deaf sons John and Justin were 13 years and 9 years old. I knew they needed to be in school. They were in a Christian school in PA, so I looked for another Christian school for them. I could not find a Christian school for the Deaf. So, I prayed about it. I visited Deaf Pastor Reggie Rempel who established a Deaf Church and Deaf Bible College. I asked him, “You have a college for the Deaf, but what about my two sons?” He did not have a Christian school for the Deaf. I asked him to establish a Deaf Christian School. He did not answer. So I prayed about it. I waited for God’s answer to my prayer. A few weeks later, Bro. Reggie decided to establish a Deaf Christian School for my two sons. In 1998, Harvest Christian Academy for the Deaf in Ringgold, GA, was established. I prayed about it, and God answered my prayers again! I thanked God for it.
The Deaf CAN pray to God about their needs or problems. The Deaf CAN have faith in God. The Bible says in Matthew 6:6, “But thou (you), when thou prayest, enter into thy (your) closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall (will) reward thee (you) openly.” Remember, you have not because you ask (pray) not. God understands your signs, thoughts, and prayers. Learn to “Pray about it!”
(My Deaf World continued next issue)
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