Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico
From Words to Deeds is a new 10 video series about Christian people with a profession, office, or ministry of service to others. Each video is three minutes or less and based on 1 John 3:18, “. . . let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
The newest video in the series was made in partnership with the With My Hands deaf ministry. Our staff traveled to the city of Matamoros, Mexico, which is along the border of Brownsville, Texas, to begin several projects with Jesus and Michelle Zuniga. They have worked with the hearing impaired for more than 10 years and have a house where deaf ladies and children live. At their support school for the deaf they work with a group of more than 40 people, not only in learning sign language, but also in other areas such as basic education, the development of trades, and the presentation of the Gospel.
Jesus and Michelle have been closely involved with the lives of the deaf people and their families. The stories are heartbreaking with physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. However, God is using Jesus and Michelle to give hope and a better way of life to deaf people in Matamoros. They teach their students how to read using the Bible. Some have even met and married within the ministry. These students are integrating into society and the Church.