Deaf Lady in India sat spellbound as I used "The Story of God."
Menlo is deaf and about 28 years of age. She knows no Sign Language of any kind. (I should know; I have worked with the deaf full time for over 30 years.) I have seen Menlo on two visits to the Himalayan Mountains, near Gangtok. She is a burden on my heart. I trained 6 full time men with Firm Foundations materials. (One is using the materials to start a deaf church back in Myanmar.) I trained one pastor who took responsibility to teach Menlo the FF material after I left. On my last day there I gave Menlo the booklet. Then she opened it and started looking at the pages. She pointed to page 4, I think, and looked at me as if to say, " What is this?" (She knows no Sign Language, remember.) I had to pantomime the story. Then she pointed at another picture in sequence. I pantomimed that one. She went through about 15 pages of "Story of God" and I decided to pick and choose the pictures myself. (There was not time to do all 118 pages!) I went through the material in storying form, acting each one out all the way to the resurrection and ascension. Her eyes were literally bugging out. I thank God for the booklet, "The Story of God" because it gave me something to show, and leave with Menlo, that she might remember what I pantomimed for her. I can't wait to go back and see what she has done with that booklet! I want to see her saved! (firstname.lastname@example.org)