Did you catch our last discussion about language inequality and the term “language gap”? If you missed it, read the full report here.
Andriea Vigil – an interpreter working with Deaf Bible Society – talked about inequality between spoken and signed languages; between English and American Sign Language, for example. Today, she says, it’s time to act.
“I would want people to pray for a heart for language equality,” Vigil begins.
“Pray for the community at large to [agree] that this is a severe and serious need.”
There are 70 million Deaf people worldwide and they use over 400 different sign languages. No sign language has a complete Bible; only a few dozen sign languages have Scripture portions, and only American Sign Language has a complete New Testament. As a result, most of the global Deaf community lacks access to God.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth