Did you know that there are over 4,000,000 deaf or hard of hearing folks that live in the Northeastern part of the United States? Did you know that statistics tell us that 95% of deaf individuals do not attend a church regularly? Did you know that one of every 1,000 infants is born totally deaf? Did you know that everyday thirty-three U.S. babies are born with permanent hearing loss? Did you know that statistics tell us that between 1990 and 2050 (if the Lord tarries His coming) that the number of hearing-impaired Americans will increase at a faster rate than the total U.S. population?
My name is Jim Bracelin, and my family and I are missionaries in the Northeastern section of America. We are called “missionaries to the deaf,” but the reality is that we are missionaries aimed at reaching the deaf of our region through fundamental, Bible preaching/teaching, Baptist churches. We have a two-fold ministry thrust to these kinds of local churches. We can come and teach Sign Language in your church for one-week and help you get a deaf ministry off the ground. We then follow-up (as is needed) with a one-week seminar on how to develop your deaf ministry to mirror the other ministries of your church.
I am hopeful that the above questions do not drive you away from this packet of information, but that it will cause you to prayerfully consider if this is the kind of ministry that the Lord may want you to have in your church. I know that you will think to yourself, “we don’t have anyone that can help us,” or, “there are no deaf in our area.” We would love to help you reach this precious group of people that the cults of America are so strongly pursuing. We know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is “the power of God unto salvation to everyone [including the deaf] that believeth … (Romans 1:16).”
We do not charge a fee for this ministry. We are missionaries with the goal of reaching the deaf with the Gospel, and as a result do not come with any kind of hourly rate. We want to minister to you and your folks, not come with a hand out for pay. Please prayerfully commit this possibility to prayer, and contact us if you feel that God is leading you to this kind of ministry.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration. We look forward to hearing from you if the Lord leads you in that direction.
Yours for Jesus’ Sake,
II Corinthians 4:5