Between 75-85% of parents with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children do not use Sign Language with them...

Imagine the loneliness and alienation that can create.

Ministry Leaders with Deaf Teen Quest intentionally engage these lost and overlooked Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens and share Christ's love and forgiveness with them. DTQ leaders are proficient in American Sign Language, and use club meetings, mentoring and fun activities to build relationships with these teens to help them experience an accessible community of like-minded believers.

Central Ohio Youth for Christ is excited to start a new Deaf Teen Quest here in Columbus. Leading this effort is Jamie Jiang, who has spent the last 3.5 years training and leading with DTQ in Florida. She is excited to use her talents and passion to share Jesus with Deaf and Hard of Hearing teens in her hometown.

To support the mission of Deaf Teen Quest, CLICK HERE for giving options.

For more information, contact Jamie Jiang at [email protected]

 
"Though they are overlooked by most, Deaf teenagers are seen by God, and God has given me a heavy burden to make sure they know it! In 2013, I graduated from college with a Sign Language Interpreting degree and a deep conviction to serve the Deaf community. After having served urban youth for 6 years with YFC in Columbus, I spent the next 4 years interning and leading with YFC’s Deaf ministry, Deaf Teen Quest, in Jacksonville, Florida. Without parents who can communicate with them, my heart breaks for these isolated and lonely teens who are essentially orphans in their own homes. I find deep fulfillment in the mission of DTQ, where they can experience the love of Jesus through Christian adults willing and caring enough to learn their language and enter their world. God has called me to give my life to serve this hurting population and I’m honored to lead this mission in Columbus with COYFC."