If you speak English and live in the U.S., you have full access to God’s Word in dozens of translations and formats. The same cannot be said of U.S. Deaf people. Their heart language is American Sign Language, which – like all of the world’s sign languages – lacks a full Bible translation.
Rob Myers of DOOR International says that’s about to change.
“In October, they’re holding a celebration for the first sign language [with] access to the full Bible.”
A labor of love
A few weeks ago, Deaf Missions announced they completed filming the final portion of Scripture in their decades-long project. Now, the translation will undergo editing, community checks, and consultant checks before a final version is released in the fall.
“Deaf Missions is the oldest running [sign language] Bible translation [organization] out there. They started in the early 1980s and have been persevering, even through various changes in technology,” Myers says.
“They began some of their work using VHS tapes. But, with the advent of new technology, they were able to speed up their work.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Praise God for these developments! Pray for Deaf Missions, Deaf Harbor, and DOOR teams working hard to meet deadlines.