Deaf Believers Translate Scripture Into Salvadoran Sign Language

Image courtesy of Wycliffe USA.

Most Deaf people in El Salvador do not associate with a religion. More about that here. Communication barriers are largely to blame.

“It’s very common for Deaf people to have communication issues, even in their own household, because most Deaf people have hearing parents. So, even if there’s a Christian family, a young Deaf person within that household may struggle to understand the Gospel,” Wycliffe USA’s Andy Keener explains.

With help from Wycliffe USA and the support of a local church, Deaf believers are translating God’s Word into Salvadoran Sign Language.

“To date, the team has translated 38 Bible passages; we usually frame these as Bible stories,” Keener says. Support the project through Wycliffe USA here.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray for the health and safety of translators as they press forward with this important task.
  • Pray individuals and churches in El Salvador’s Deaf community will be encouraged by God’s Word in Salvadoran Sign Language.

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