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-Have you ever wondered about the number of deaf people in this world? So have I. Estimates vary greatly. I saw one estimate of 500 million deaf in the world. But that can’t be right because that would mean that 1 out of every 16 people in the world would be deaf.

The total world population today is over 7.9 billion. Wow! That’s a lot of people. Did you know that although most of them are hearing people, still at least half have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel? Some have never even heard the name of Jesus. Can you and I imagine that? Not really. But it is true.

And what about the deaf? How many are there? The most accurate figures range from 1 in every 1000 individuals in what are considered to be “first world” countries, to 3 in every 1000 individuals in so-called “third world” countries. No matter the deaf population, one factor is much more important. How many deaf people have not seen a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? How many maybe haven’t even seen the name of Jesus once? The truth is that only a very small percentage of deaf have ever truly heard of Christ. Most deaf in this world are still lost and on their way to Hell. If you have heard of Christ, you should feel honored. If you have heard the Gospel, you should be thankful. If you are saved, you should go tell other deaf and hearing about the Lord’s salvation. You are in the world’s minority.

Deaf people are lost and needy. They need Jesus Christ. But who will go and tell them? We must thank God for allowing us the privilege to live in the USA and to have heard of Calvary. But what about the millions of deaf outside the boundaries of the United States? Who will go to tell them about the sacrifice of Christ for them? They live and die in heathen darkness, never having known the love of God. They live in silence, often without clear communication, even with their family members. They are lonely and rarely feel loved by anyone. They long to feel wanted and loved.

But Christ loves them. He died for them. He wants them to have fellowship with Him. He wants them to know about His love and salvation. He wants to take deaf people to Heaven where they will hear, speak well, live in His presence, and hear His precious voice. Will you go to the lost and lonely deaf of this world to tell them of Christ and His offer of salvation? May God bless you.

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