Sunday, June 2, 2013

130602 DEAF

Isaiah 35:3,5 “ Strengthen ye the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees------the eyes of the blind shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped”

Exodus 4:11 “------who maketh the dumb or deaf?-----have not I the Lord?”

If you had to give up one of your 5 senses, what would it be? Smell?  Taste?  Touch?  Perhaps the most difficult challenge to deal with is to be deaf?  Without hearing it is very difficult to communicate and enjoy so many wonderful things in the world.  We don’t know why the Lord gives to some the challenge of deafness, but of one thing we are sure, that the deaf will someday hear perfectly well!

There are actually 2 kinds of deafness.  One the Lord gives you.  The other is by choice—turning a deaf ear to the Lord.

This was a good week highlighted by our visit to the “Escuela Nacional Sordomudos”, a school for deaf children.  Like so many schools, they seem to operate on a shoestring, yet are accomplishing some great things for a very needy group of people.  We will purchase some things the school needs and the local members will paint the inside and outside of the school.

We also said goodbye to Benny Lilly and his wife Denise.  Benny finished a 4 year assignment here as the Area Welfare Manager.  We have worked with him in our assignment and learned a lot from him.

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