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Salvadoran Sign Language

Creating DVD Scripture portions in their language

Salvadoran Sign Language

Project Description

“We didn’t know any of these things before!” said members of the Deaf community after viewing Scripture videos in their own language.

We are partnering with a local team to translate portions of God’s Word for the Deaf community in El Salvador. In order to grow in their faith and knowledge of God, they need Scripture that communicates to their heart.

Since hand gestures, body language and facial expressions matter greatly in sign languages, the team uses video to draft God’s Word. After revisions, they record a final video and release it on DVDs.

As people gain access to Scripture in Salvadoran Sign Language, they realize what Christ has done for them, and they respond to the message. Their faith grows as they understand God’s Word clearly.

“When faced with the pressures of daily life, … this faith strengthens them to continue trusting in God’s promises,” said a project adviser. “Many of them share their faith with friends or people in their community.”

Your prayers and gifts will help the Salvadoran Deaf community gain access to God’s Word!


Funds in excess of the current need will be applied to a similar project or to future needs within the same project.

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