StoryOne Sign Language Scripture for Thailand

Translate Bible stories into Thai sign language to provide the foundation for church planting among the Thai Deaf community.
Without access to the Bible, or Bible portions, how will the Deaf community across Thailand know who God is and what plans He has for their lives? This sign language project includes a strategy for selecting a set of Scripture stories that will be translated into the local Thai sign language. These Bible stories will provide the foundation for sustained church planting efforts. Your gift will enable long-term workers to evangelize, train disciples, educate church leaders, and provide resources to plant indigenous, Deaf-led, self-sustaining, reproducing Deaf churches using those core stories.
Without access to the Bible, or Bible portions, how will the Deaf community across Thailand know who God is and what plans He has for their lives? This sign language project includes a strategy for selecting a set of Scripture stories that will be translated into the local Thai sign language. These Bible stories will provide the foundation for sustained church planting efforts. Your gift will enable long-term workers to evangelize, train disciples, educate church leaders, and provide resources to plant indigenous, Deaf-led, self-sustaining, reproducing Deaf churches using those core stories.
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Post-filming story research
$30
provides for 1 video
Pre-filming story research
$60
covers 1 video
Studio fees
$120
rents for 1 video
Bible story research & production
$500
covers 4 videos
Video translation
$3600
pays for 10 hours

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Southeast Asia
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Deaf Peoples

Deaf and hard-of-hearing peoples live in an invisible world of stereotypes. More than 200 distinct sign languages have common roots that enable the Deaf to communicate cross-culturally, but most in the approximately 70-million-person global Deaf community have never seen Jesus's name signed. Often ignored and oppressed, the Deaf are some of the least evangelized people on earth.

Deaf communities comprise nearly one percent of any urban center. Though on the surface they are often indistinguishable from the hearing population, their differences in language and culture often result in their oppression. They find more common ground with other Deaf people—even those from other cultures. Across cultures, the Deaf share one great need: They need Jesus.

The gospel is for all people, and the Great Commission is for every believer, both hearing and Deaf. Ask God to raise up Deaf and hearing believers to embrace the limitless opportunities to take the gospel to Deaf communities.

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