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How can Mark work with the Thai SL translation?

Click for Video on Thai Sign Language Project ]Short answer:  With a lot of help. Longer answer: Dinner story #1 We were having dinner at a nice restaurant with white linen tablecloths and ornate table-settings, but I (Mary Esther) was … Continue reading

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Adoniram Judson and 12 volunteers from Tokyo

Elementary boarding at the missionary kids school meant many things.  One was going to bed listening to missionary stories over the intercom system at night.  And one of those stories was of Adoniram Judson (1788-1850), America’s first foreign missionary  to far … Continue reading

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Year-end Report

Japanese Sign Language Bible translation “I know Luke 2 might not be released before this year’s Christmas celebration, but can I use a pre-publication draft? I was really hoping to preach from it.” After waiting nearly seven years to get … Continue reading

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They Don’t Teach ADR in Seminary

We needed a sound proof room So– 4 ski poles, 3 blankets, 2 cell phones, and a Penner perched on a plastic bucket in the shower stall—  perfect–we had our recording studio Some of you prayed for Joseph and Ashley who gave two weeks of their time … Continue reading

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Luke 1-6 and Leviticus 1-14 are recorded!

498 times the camera started rolling and the signer began signing–114 of those were good takes–and in the end, 725 verses were captured. Those are just numbers though. Four of the five days we were working until very late, and the amount of mental … Continue reading

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Why Leviticus?

When she heard we had been questioned about our choice of books for translation, a friend wrote about her own experience: Last year, my son, feeling perhaps  revengeful because of the extra Japanese homework I had given him, suddenly said … Continue reading

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Luke 2 in their own language for the very first time !

This week we are glad to be under studio lights again.  The Japanese Sign Language Bible translation project will record Leviticus 1-16 and Luke 1-6!  We are very excited. For the first time ever,  the Japanese Deaf people will have … Continue reading

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