How Christians Can Help Bridge the ‘Language Gap’ Between Spoken and Signed Languages

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.”

Read Part One and Part Two of this collection for additional context.


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