Mission: Rancho Sordo Mudo is the flagship ministry of Berea Baptist Missions, Inc. It is a free home and school for deaf children in Baja California, Mexico. Ed and Margaret Everett, the founders of RSM, believed that deaf children could be taught how to read and write, to communicate in sign language, and to learn a trade for their future. More importantly, the goal of the ministry is to teach the children of God's love for them and give them a hope and future. This has been the work of the ranch for over 44 years.
Results: Hundreds of deaf have graduated and become productive citizens of Mexico, a blessing and not a burden or statistic. We have a 4 month Deaf Ministry internship program where you will learn deaf culture, sign language, deaf education and more. Training up future missionaries to go out and either work with existing deaf ministries, or start up new ones. The completion of our new Ministry Training Center/auditorium in 2012.
Target demographics: Deaf Children, Deaf Adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: 30-40
Geographic areas served: Mexico, Guatemala, and Lord willing soon we will be helping in: Amman, Bangalore, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Accra, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Manila, Mexico City, Moscow, Tokyo.
Programs: Mexican sign language (LSM), Education; Preschool through middle school, vocational skills, biblical skills, sports