“Here in South Sudan, we have grown up divided. Most of us have seen our family members killed or maimed… [but] God’s Word is teaching us that our past experiences do not have to hinder us.”
Picture what your life would be in a place you never felt safe. A country plagued by war and where death reigns. Imagine living in constant fear, not knowing when you would be forced to flee your home and live in a refugee camp.
This is the daily reality for the people of South Sudan, the newest country in the world. For decades, Sudan suffered a civil war. In 2011, the nation gained its independence and became South Sudan. Unfortunately, this independence did not bring resolve to many of the nation’s problems. South Sudan continues to experience violence and is one of the world’s poorest countries with nearly 2 million civilians internally displaced.
Deaf Bible Society is working with our translation partner, DOOR International, as a catalyst to bringing hope to the Deaf. We want the people of South Sudan to see that the pain they have experienced through bloodshed can be covered with the hope we have through the blood shed by Jesus Christ. A nation once divided can seek refuge in the One who brings unity.
Deaf Bible Society currently distributes DOOR International’s set of 32 Chronological Bible Stories (CBT) to Deaf people in South Sudan. CBT is a set of stories from the Old and New Testament that share the history and events from the Bible in the order of which they occured. Many of the Deaf translators from this project were living in different refugee camps before they began the Bible translation project. One south Sudanese woman involved in the project says, “Here in South Sudan, we have grown up divided. Most of us have seen our family members killed or maimed… [but] God’s Word is teaching us that our past experiences do not have to hinder us.”
God’s Word is a crucial part of the healing process for this community. Donate today to provide the Gospel to the 122,300 Deaf people in South Sudan and the millions more Deaf around the world.