Two appointees will work as Deaf discipleship catalysts. Across the globe, Deaf people are the least-reached of the least-reached people groups. Even in the United States, Deaf people are considered a least-reached people group. Of the approximately 70 million Deaf people in the world, less than 2% of that group know of Jesus.
Brandon Gaskin (Arlington, Texas/Silent Friends Church) and Tammy Weiner (Odenton, Maryland/Bethany Community Church/Converge MidAtlantic) will join Converge’s Deaf Catalyst Team to help play a role in raising that percentage. Gaskin and Weiner will be based in the United States.
Andrea Kidder (St. Paul, Minnesota/Resurrection City Church/Converge Northwest) accepted an appointment to become an educational development specialist with Converge’s Thailand Initiative. Thailand is one of the largest unreached nations in the world and presents great opportunity for Kingdom impact.
Converge currently has 175 global workers ministering in 30 countries around the globe. Additionally, 56 appointees are preparing to join them in full-time global ministry. If you are, or know somebody who is, interested in becoming a missionary Converge can help.
Mickey Seward is Converge's director of communications and Point editor. He served in ministry positions as director of communications at Mobberly Baptist Church, a multisite church based in East Texas, and as national director of communications for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Prior to holding those positions, Mickey spent 15 years as a college sports information director.