When God’s Word comes to people in a language that they dream and pray in, it changes their hearts and lives.
That’s what happened for Jestina, a young Deaf girl who lives in Tanzania. She encountered God’s Word in a community meeting where the newly translated book of Ruth was being tested for accuracy. The next Sunday morning, Jestina stood at church and signed an entire chapter by memory to the delight and amazement of everyone in the congregation.
The words of Scripture in Tanzanian Sign Language touched Jestina’s heart so much that she urged the congregation to put God’s Word into action in their lives.
“Let us be good and faithful to our in-laws, parents, friends and neighbors like Ruth was,” Jestina signed. “As for me, from now on, I will emulate what I learned in these chapters! … How about you?”