WITHIN 2 MONTHS OF THE PROJECT STARTING

Categories: Bible Translation

Boy who asked a question

SECOND TRANSLATION

The story chosen for the second translation was, “Jesus Paralytic Heal” (Jesus Heals the Paralytic), from Mark 2:1-12.

INFORMAL COMMUNITY TESTING TO DEAF CHILDREN

This was a mutually beneficial exercise: The Deaf translators got to practise their introduction and Bible story translation; the children learnt about God; the children got to ask very deep questions, like that asked of the boy in the photo above: “How did Jesus have the power to heal the Deaf man?” ; and the Deaf translators had an opportunity to apply all that they have learnt through this first translation to answer the children’s questions and to use the children’s questions as a platform for producing the questions and answers to appear after this translated story on the DVD Bible.

The question was asked: “Where is Sign Language from?” Another question asked was: “Can God perform a miracle like that on a Deaf person today?” One young lady even asked the translators how they feel about translating the Bible into South African Sign Language, and another made the comment that before she thought that God did not understand the Deaf but that she realises now that he does!

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