Judith and Joy’s Story

Deaf sisters in Christ worshiping the one true God.

My name is Judith. I am the only Deaf person in my family. Some friends had invited me to a church for Deaf people, and I’m so thankful I went. I can see Scripture in sign language and meet other Deaf Christians. This is also where I met Joy.

Joy started a roadside business nine years ago when she was 15. I needed work to help support my family, so I’ve been working with Joy for three years now. We peel bananas for local restaurants and then recycle the peels by selling them to businesses that raise cattle and pigs. The business is growing, praise God, and some of my family members have joined us.

Both Joy and I were born into hearing Christian families, but reading the Bible is very hard to understand. The written language is not my language. Uganda is my country, and Ugandan Sign Language is my language. Being able to see videos of Scripture in my sign language at church is wonderful, but so much more is needed. We don’t have all of the Bible in our language.

I know that my church has Fellowship Nights during the week, and I would love to go to them, but I am working to support my family. It’s hard sometimes, but I don’t work on Sundays so that I can go to church. It is so wonderful to be with other Deaf people to learn about God in our language and worship Him together.

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”– John 4:23 (NIV)

Judith & Joy