Deaf advocate

This Is My Story: Elizabeth’s Testimony

Elizabeth is a Deaf Nigerian who came to America for education. In addition, God led her to have access to the Scriptures. This is her story!

Cake and Testimonies All Around!

After 18 years of waiting and with limited translation resources, an interdenominational team celebrated completion of the Gospel of Mark. Their work was bolstered by cross-referencing the American Sign Language Version Bible (ASLV), completed in 2020 and now an invaluable resource as the world’s first full Bible in sign langauge.

Treacherous Travel, Persistent Progress

The translation team, when able, travels more than 8 hours one way on treacherous roads from North Ghana to South Ghana where 90 percent of the country’s of the Deaf community lives. Despite the difficulty, the team is encouraged by early responses to sign language Scriptures from the Gospel of Luke. A hoped-for relocation would cut their travel time in half as translation work continues.

God’s Love Revealed to ‘Hidden’ People

From childhood, the Deaf in El Salvador are often hidden from sight — pushed to the margins of society by family shame, lack of education, poverty, and underemployment. But the sign language translation of 30 Bible stories is beginning to change the narrative for Deaf people as they gain access to see and share God’s love.

Five Accomplishments!

Celebrating The Big Five with Five Accomplishments!

Successful teams, partners, and advocates build strong relationships when trust is cultivated, patience is practiced, and empowerment is given. It is a journey that has multiple paths but is never walked alone.

Jose signing ILY

Faithful Servant 

I soon realized that we had been translating for more than 20 years. The further we went through translating Scripture, the more I enjoyed it.

Words of Life

I remember life when I was young. I went to church, but the sermons were too difficult to understand. I thought it was because I wasn’t smart enough.

Another Layer

Impacting Deaf communities with sign language Scripture is a vision for Deaf Bible Society. When that vision affects interpreting, it adds another layer.