Collectively, the Deaf are one of the world’s largest unreached people groups. More about that here. Changes to a sign language Bible translation will allow more Deaf people in the Middle East to know God.
“Technically, this is not a new project. This project has been underway for about ten years now,” Dan* from DOOR International explains.
However, “given the community, and given the needs of the people, they (Deaf translators) decided that CBT would be their next goal.”
“CBT” stands for Chronological Bible Translation, a DOOR specialty. When Deaf Bible translators learn this method, they can produce Scripture portions at a faster pace. It also gives Deaf church planters the tools they need for outreach.
For security purposes, we won’t name the country hosting DOOR’s new project. Dan says several components make this work a strategic launch point for future sign language Bible translations.
“It’s one of the largest sign languages in the world, and it also has the potential to be a significant gateway into the Middle East.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for Deaf believers in this country, as well as DOOR’s staff, as they prepare to start work on this translation.
- Ask the Lord to give Deaf believers confidence, and pray the wider Hearing community will respect Deaf people.