BJ talked with Sammy again after church yesterday. He went over everything again to make sure that Sammy fully understood the Gospel. Then he told Sammy that the only thing he had to do was to ask Jesus to save him from his sins. Sammy firmly stated, "I'm ready." Sammy got saved! He is the first deaf person we've seen saved since coming to Kenya. What a tremendous blessing that is! After a year and a half of teaching/interpreting, to see one of these precious deaf souls come to know the Saviour is such a blessing. It sure makes it worth it all. Oh, by the way, BJ gave Sammy a ride after church to Dagoretti, a town on BJ's way home. As Sammy got out of the car, he signed to BJ, "Now I have peace in my heart!" Praise the Lord!
Brian is a little deaf boy about 9 years old. He came to Grace Baptist yesterday morning with his hearing mother and sisters where I interpreted the service for him. Brian's story is sad. He was refused entrance to the Nakuru Deaf School because he has a tiny bit of hearing in one ear--not enough to make him hearing though. So his mother sends him to one of the hearing schools here in Nakuru where he gets absolutely nothing, including sign language. His signs are very limited because he is not around the Deaf much. My heart ached as I interpreted for him because I could tell he was not understanding hardly anything I signed. I fought back the tears as my heart filled with such a burden for this little boy. I pray he will keep coming, and that one day, he too will understand about Jesus Christ.