Across the world there is currently only one complete Bible translation in Sign Language. Sign Language is often very different to the spoken language, and it can be hard for deaf people to simply read Scripture.
After I visit to a school for deaf pupils, the Ceylon Bible Society realise the importance of providing children and young people with biblical resources in their own language- Sri Lankan Sign Language.
The translation of parables into sure Lankan Sign Language will help the deaf community to engage more with the word of God. Once they are able to better engage with the Bible, they will be able to grow in their faith and relationship with God.
The Ceylon Bible Society hopes that through this project the church will become more inclusive of those with disabilities and that the quality of engagement in church activities for deaf people will be improved. One of the aims of this project is to help lead more deaf people into becoming more involved with Biblical ministry.