A Deaf ministry is producing a Jesus movie to provide the Deaf the story of Christ in their "heart language".
Deaf Missions is an organization that works to spread the Word of God amongst the Deaf they are partnering with Jesus Film for this movie launch. Jesus Film is a production company that has translated the Jesus movie into 1,500 languages around the world.
Deaf Missions and Jesus Film has released a pilot of the sign-language based Jesus film. The full-length film is still being developed.
One member of the project, Entinger believes this film will fill a gap for Deaf communities seeking faith. "For a person to see something in their heart-language, that really will capture their heart, and they’ll feel, that person will then feel like ‘oh my goodness, they’re actually communicating to me. This is my language’," Entinger signs to Missionary Network News (MNN).
"It also communicates to the Deaf community that they matter to not just Christians, but to God."
God is often seen as only accessible to the hearing because of the number of resources available to the hearing in comparison to the lack of accessibility to the Deaf. MNN states, "this movie translation challenges that concept and is an investment in Deaf ministry and discipleship. It also communicates to the Deaf community that they matter to not just Christians, but to God."
"Pray for God to use this project to reveal himself to the Deaf community on a larger scale and to equip others in translation work."
This movie is acted fully in sign-language and is anticipated to take up to four years to film. The pilot video is one part of the production and the ministries are fundraising to finish the rest of the project.
“We really believe that God can and will use the movie in sign-language to reach Deaf people,” Entinger signs.
MNN asks for prayer stating, "pray for God to use this project to reveal himself to the Deaf community on a larger scale and to equip others in translation work."
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