Deaf mission work can be discouraging for both Deaf and hearing Christians who are seeking to share the Gospel! You might see Deaf Ministries grow and shrink. You might invite lots of people to come and do outreach and have absolutely no one show up! But don’t be saddened! You are sharing Jesus, our Blessed Hope! He will give you hope in the sharing of His love! He promised that He will harvest souls. We just have to share. If your Deaf ministry is just starting out or is very small, don’t despair – God is pleased when we share with even one lost sheep. A Deaf ministry is a worthy undertaking if it only reaches just one soul! But also press on, for God can help you reach others, too!
To sign “hope,” you take two flat upright hands and bend them in half at the sides of your head and slightly above your head (one hand is higher than the other) and you look upwards with anticipation.
We need hope and vision to march ahead sharing Christ! “Be joyful in hope,” (Romans 12:12) and “Where there is no vision, the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he!” (Proverbs 29:18)