To train up young adults and the young at heart, by using American Sign Language, to first: Know God and to love His presence and seek him above all else. And second: To Make God Known and share their passion for Jesus throughout the Deaf Community worldwide.
Dan and Carole McClelland received this heart and passion in November 2010 and since then have been praying about and acting on a plan that leads to this dream coming to reality. Through prayer they came to understand YWAM’s Discipleship Training School (DTS) offered in American Sign Language would create the perfect platform for this vision. At that time YWAM, being the largest Christian missionary organization in the world, did not have a training program focused for the Deaf, the 4th largest unreached people group in the world. They realized that God wanted them to be pioneers in starting this discipleship training for the Deaf. ?They are believing that through this school God will plant deep roots in the truth of God’s word, and ignite faith into a generation to see revival into a community where only 3-5% know Jesus as both Lord and Savior!