Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Religious Outreach

A group of Christian missionaries are fanning out during the Deaflympics in Taiwan. Silent Word Ministries International is an international evangelical organization focuses on outreach for the deaf by working with area churches. They are handing out gospel tracts near venues where the games were held with help from 20 other Taiwanese Christians belonging to sign-language Baptist and Presbyterian churches. The organization also brought along 10,000 multi-language DVDs and 20,000 gospel tracts. Silent World says there are at least 7 churches in Taiwan with members with hearing disabilities. Of these churches, only 2 are officially churches for the deaf or sign language churches.