CHRISTIAN NEWS......First Jesus Film in Sign Language to reach Deaf People



Millions of deaf and dumb Christians will soon be able to watch the life and times of our Saviour Jesus Christ in signs they can understand and relate to.  

This is sequel to the agreement between Deaf Missions and Jesus Film, to produce the Jesus Movie. This collaboration will see to the production of the film of Jesus, His life and times in signs only, for the deaf brethren.

In a clip produced by the organizers, the pilot gives people a taste of what the full-length film will be like once completed. It is also the first step in producing a movie which offers Deaf the chance to encounter Jesus through their heart-language.  Chad Entinger with Deaf Missions signs today is the first day people can watch the pilot scene. 

“The heart-language, it’s related to a person’s identity. For a person to see something in their heart-language, that really will capture their heart, and they’ll feel, that person will then, will feel like ‘Oh my goodness, they’re actually communicating to me. This is my language’,” Entinger signs while communication through a translator.
Jesus Film in sign language to reach deaf people worldwide. Deaf Missions is in the works of producing this new film that is said to reach 70 million deaf people worldwide. #UnCondemned

Many Deaf feel that the triune God is only for hearing people. This sentiment exists because of the numerous amounts of resources churches tend to put towards ministry work for hearing people. 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.

“We really believe that God can and will use the movie in sign-language to reach Deaf people,” 

It is estimated that millions of deaf people around the world who communicate by signing could have a Jesus Film in their own heart language within several years, thanks to a crowdfunded project by Deaf Missions and the Jesus Film Project.  

Production is set to take at least three years, possibly four years. The pilot video is the launching point for this project. Plans for fundraising is in the works to finish raising the complete financial resources needed for the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of this project.

Chad Entinger of Deaf Missions said a Jesus movie with sign language would make a major impact in spreading the gospel because it will communicate to people in their “heart language.” It would be the first movie of its kind.

The ministries have raised $746,000 of the $4.8 million needed to fund the project, which will involve actors and actresses signing with American Sign Language (ASL), which is used by 70 million people worldwide.

Along with asking for financial gifts, Deaf Missions is also asking people to pray for this project. Ask God to meet the needs of this project. Pray for God to use this project to reveal himself to the Deaf community on a larger scale

“Pray for people who will come and be involved with the production. It’s a really big project. And it’s going to require creativity, a lot of time, a lot of energy, to make this successful,” Entinger signs.


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