Ira is a young Deaf woman who went to a high school nearby her house and had a few deaf friends. Like most Deaf people in the Philippines, she had no job and very little hope for one. She contemplated suicide. She didn’t know what impact she could have – or what her purpose was.
In 2017, she didn’t know that while she was attending school and hanging out with her friends, several hours south in Manila there was a translation team working to publish about 200 verses of scripture – 10 stories. These 10 stories changed her life.
Not only was she impacted, and her local community, but she was invited to a national conference in the US – Passion 2019, where she shared her testimony. The young men and women at Passion were impacted by her and donated $450,000 for sign language Bible translation work. This was possible, in part, because of your partnership with us. Your donations and partnership helped us connect and work with the translation team, encouraging them and guiding them in the translation of the first scripture verses. While you have never met Ira, or been to the city which she lives in – you have impacted her life and countless others.
Watch this video of her story here: https://vimeo.com/309382991
It is exciting to partner with you, to step forth into what God is doing among our Deaf brothers and sisters. Thank you!