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“God Made Me Deaf” (ASL)

Accounts from Deaf Latter-day Saints, 1846-1916

Anne Leahy and Doug Stringham

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Anne Leahy presents accounts of deaf members of the Church.

Before the first branch for the deaf was organized in 1917 in Ogden, Utah, deaf Latter-day Saints maintained strong faith in the gospel, despite little or no opportunity to magnify their Church membership. Little-known first-person accounts from these Latter-day Saints, as well as reported accounts, record their declarations of faith.