About Us

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf has one mission: to dedicate their lives to serve individuals who are Deaf or have other special needs through Jesus Christ worldwide.

Our Vision


Lutheran Friends of the Deaf envisions a world in which the Deaf community participates equally and fully in the Body of Christ.

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Our Mission


The Lutheran Friends of the Deaf provides resources, instruction and support services to the global Deaf community for access to the Word of God, so that they will receive forgiveness, life and salvation in Jesus Christ.

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Our Values


Fidelity:
We are faithful to the inspired Word of God as the rule of faith and practice and the Book of Concord as the exposition of this Word of God.

Sustainability:
We use and strengthen existing systems of partner church bodies to build effective projects and programs that transform individuals and communities.

Mercy:
We humbly and compassionately share Christ’s love with all people.

Holistic Service:
We value all people as God’s created beings, which includes the mind, body and soul of the person.

Communication preference:
We value the individual or community’s choice of language.

Honesty:
We pledge to work transparently with full disclosure and respect.

Local Assets:
We build upon a foundation of skills and resources already in place in the community.