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    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)

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

    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?

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    1

    Why did her brothers not like her? I am suprised about that.

    2

    Hi Conrad,

    Other people may have the same question you do and wonder why Jenny's brothers teased her. All cultures have ideas of what they think is beautiful. We see a similar example in the Old Testament when the Shulamite feared Solomon's rejection because of her dark skin in Song of Solomon.

    In the US, young women see images in the media and may believe they should look like the girls and women they see in popular culture. Young boys might believe they have to be tough, drive a fast car, or dominate others to be a "real man."

    The important message we can learn is that no matter what people say to us or what messages infuse our cultures, we should find our identity in Christ and find our value in who God says we are.

    3

    We were shocked to hear how her brothers (and culture) treated her. We found her to be quite beautiful.

    4

    We are all created in God's image, so don't worry about what anyone else says. Even if people say you are not beautiful or handsome, you are handsome or beautiful in God's image. If people make fun of you, they are making fun of God! -Abigail, Jonathan, and David

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    Katie, Alyssa and Jonathan

    We liked that story because she got to teach people who are deaf about Jesus.