Deaf communities represent some of the least reached language groups in the world. According to Deaf Bible Society, there are an estimated 70 million Deaf using over 400 different sign languages today. And not one of these languages has a complete Bible in their heart language. Many might assume since the Deaf can see, they can read and understand. But that is often not the case because the language they’re reading in does not speak to their hearts — they’re just words on a page. That is why a team of Deaf Bible translators in Thailand is working diligently to make the Bible available and accessible in Thai Sign Language — the language that speaks to the hearts of the Thai Deaf community.
Wycliffe’s mission is to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.