In India, the New Testament is being translated into Tamil Sign Language for the benefit of those who can’t hear!
Deaf people make up one of the largest unreached groups in the world. Over 400 unique sign languages are recognized worldwide, but there is not a single sign language that has a complete Bible. Thanks to the support of friends like you, change is shining on the horizon. This past year, sign language Bible translation events were held for the Tamil Nadu people of India. A dozen local translators collaborated with four interpreters to complete 12 chapters of Luke in the first week alone.
Praise God! To date, the books of Mark, Jonah, and all three books of John have been translated into Tamil Sign Language—and the team continues to forge ahead.
One of the many fruits of this labor is the opening of the first Deaf Church in Tamil Nadu, where 20 people now gather every week to worship. How exciting it will be to see this tiny church blossom as God’s Word is revealed through sign language.
Thank you for reaching out to these precious people, who urgently need God’s Word in their unique language.