“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Hallejulah! God is not slack concerning His promises. In July and August, we were able to see time and time again God’s mighty hand working and providing.
At the beginning of July, we were able to attend our first Conference on Evangelizing Black America (COEBA) with Pastor Kenny Baldwin, “my brother from another mother.” Wow! It was such a thrilling time, as this was their 20th anniversary with the theme “We Have Seen the Lord.” While there, I was able to meet many new pastors and share my burden with them. Several invited us to present. My wife was able assist with the interpreting for this conference, but Pastor Baldwin amazed us with his phenomenal interpreting skills. He truly has a heart for the Deaf and goes above and beyond to show them God’s love. After the conference we planned to stay for the Sunday service. We asked around about visiting some Deaf in the area on Saturday, but unfortunately nothing came to fruition. However, God was not done showing Himself to us. On Sunday morning God brought a first-time Deaf visitor. After the service I was able to share the Gospel with her, and she gladly received Christ as her personal Saviour.
We were able to see God reveal Himself even more so in the month of August. I like an illustration preached recently. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105)—is like headlights on a car. You’re not going to see the whole path, but it will show you just enough to keep going. Through a course of events and some circumstances we couldn’t understand, God brought us to a church that had a rather large Deaf Ministry. God arranged it for me to preach to this group on a Sunday morning, and 2 Deaf gained assurance of their salvation. Another man was truly touched by my testimony. Later on in the month, God showed Himself yet again and provided us with a brand-new projector. This will be a great tool we will use with teaching the Deaf in Ghana.
We’ve been in contact with our team regarding the Deaf. They are praying daily for us, as the need is great. The Sarver’s prayer letter mentioned Alberta, a Deaf young lady they are working with. She is one of MANY Deaf girls and women in Ghana who go through life without an education and without language. Our team is doing everything that they know to do, but our hearts break because we know there is still such a long way to go for these people to truly understand the Gospel.
We thank you for partnering with us in prayers. We know it’s by God’s grace that He guides, provides, and protects. Our consistent prayer is that God would allow us to cross paths with more Deaf on deputation. Recently we read that the Deaf are the number-one group in America not being reached and third in the world. Whether or not this is accurate, I am uncertain, but traveling we see a glaring void in places where we know there to be large Deaf communities. Please continue to pray for more churches to grant us the opportunity to share our heart and burden. We covet your prayers for our vehicle. It’s in need of some repairs, especially approaching the winter season.
Thank you for your support of our ministry to the Deaf in Ghana, West Africa. May God richly bless you!
Your co-laborers for the cause of Christ,
The Hall Family