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The Japanese Sign Language Video Bible: Bringing lives together and transforming hearts

Found Family: How video Bible translation in Japanese Sign Language is strengthening the Deaf faith community

In Japan, there are over 250,000* Deaf people; less than 2% know Christ. They don’t have a Bible or even a New Testament in their language. But the Japanese Sign Language team is working hard to bring Scripture to the Deaf in a format that touches their hearts — video.

Many of the team members moved hundreds of miles from their own families and have found community with each other and the Deaf church. These Christians are worshipping together, sharing meals together, studying Scripture together, and celebrating holidays and birthdays together. Their faith and fellowship are being strengthened as their hearts are transformed by visual sign language Scriptures.

They may not be biologically related to one another, but they’re a family. A found family of believers.

*Source: joshuaproject.net

Japanese Sign Language team working together

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