Hands With Words exists to love, serve and uplift the Deaf into being a part of God’s Kingdom on earth.
Hands With Words envisions a future where its mission is carried through the hands and hearts of many Christian leaders, both Deaf and hearing, who are spread throughout South Africa and our neighbouring African countries.
How Hands With Words Started
The Hands With Words ministry was founded in 2006 (as Talking Hands) by close friends Lisa and Lynn. The ministry was created to love, serve and uplift the Deaf community into being a part of God’s Kingdom on earth.
God has given her a deep joy and immense love for the Deaf.Lynn helped Lisa grow the ministry by teaching the Bible to Deaf leaders and assisted as interpreter for the Deaf in a hearing church, St. James, Kenilworth, Cape Town.
Lynn’s responsibilities have shifted and she is now serving on the Board, is a signatory for Hands With Words and assists in the facilitation of the South African Sign Language Bible translation from time to time.Lisa continues to lead this ministry with the support of some full-time staff, volunteers and those passionate about helping the Deaf.