The Deaf community is one of the most unreached people groups. There are more than 400 sign languages in the world, and not one of them has a complete Bible. Seed Company is partnering with D.O.O.R. (Deaf Opportunity OutReach) International to translate the Bible into sign languages that will allow the Deaf to best comprehend God’s Word.
Chosen: Finding Identity in Christ
When she was a little girl, Jenny’s big brothers made fun of her. All of her childhood, she felt ugly and insignificant.
Today she says, “The Lord reminds me that He created me in His own image, and I was beautifully and wonderfully made.” The difference in Jenny’s life came from the truth found in God’s Word.
Jenny’s heart language is Hiligaynon, which is spoken by more than 7 million people in the Philippines. Next she learned Tagalog (tuh-GAH-lawg), the country’s trade language. When she got her first job, she learned English. Then she got a promotion and began learning her fourth language: Filipino Sign Language. Little did she know that God’s plan for her life included ministry to the Deaf.
The money you are raising for Bible translation will help boys and girls like Jenny discover their true identity in Christ.
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? — Romans 10:14 (NLT)
1. Talk about how things people say to us when we’re little affect how we see ourselves.
2. How does God’s Word change the bad things we believe about ourselves?
3. How can we use the truth from His Word to tell His story in our own words?