Reaching Deaf & Hearing in East Africa

The Lungus
Mike, Jamie, and Helina Lungu

Mike, Jamie, and Helina serve with Pioneer Bible Translators in East Africa. Jamie’s heart is to see Scripture in signed languages transform the lives of Deaf people, who are often treated as a marginalized group. Jamie longs for them to know the God who loves them. As a Scripture Impact Specialist for the East Africa Branch, Jamie teaches Deaf people how to study and apply God’s Word to their lives. Mike desires to work as a Scripture Impact Specialist. His focus will be among marginalized hearing communities in East Africa. He longs to see disciple-making movements begin in these communities.

Pioneer Bible Translators’ mission is to see transformed lives through God’s Word in every language, including the 400 signed languages used by Deaf communities worldwide. Currently, 65 million Deaf people live without access to the Gospel. They seek to bridge that gap by equipping Deaf Christians to go to the most spiritually impoverished Deaf people groups and serve cross-culturally as Bible translation facilitators, church planters, Deaf education specialists, and community development workers.