About Deaf Ministries International
Deaf Ministries International is a Christian Mission to the deaf started in Korea in 1979 by Neville and Lill Muir.
After moving to Korea following years of service in Japan Neville and Lill commenced a small church for the deaf in the coastal city of Inchon not far from Seoul. Together with 4 young deaf people the first Immanuel Church for the deaf was begun in the basement of the East Inchon Methodist Church. Over the next few years a further 13 churches in South Korea were formed, all of which today are served by deaf pastors.
As time went on the work of the mission spread from Korea to the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi where churches, schools, small factories, hearing clinics, farm projects, dormitories and Christian centres have been established to bring the message of Christ and aid to deaf people. DMI Thailand is also involved in the production of videos and teaching aids for deaf people.
Originally commenced under the umbrella and name of World Opportunities International, Deaf Ministries International became an independent mission to the deaf in 2000 and has been incorporated in Australia the United States and Norway. Most of the churches formed under DMI’s administration are called Immanuel Churches for the Deaf.