Deaf Owned Translation (DOT) Prayer Framework
The Deaf community is neglected around the world, and this is especially true in Bible translation. Wycliffe Associates is looking for Deaf Christians who have a heart for reaching the global Deaf community with God's Word.
Our Deaf Owned Translation (DOT) program enables Deaf Christians to translate and digitally record the Bible into their own sign language. Through the methodology of DOT, we are able to help Deaf communities to translate the Word of God in a way that is accurate, clear, understandable, and for the first time, accessible in their heart language. Hearts are being transformed as people meet Christ through His Word!
You can serve the Deaf by interceding for them in prayer and taking their needs to the Father. Watch this video to learn more about the DOT workshops and see the methodology in practice.
Specific prayer requests for DOT events include:
1. That God would raise up viable leadership to do the job.
But select capable men from all people - men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (Exodus 18:21)
2. That Deaf leaders and translators be fluent in the source and target language; possess vision and a passionate heart to do this work.
the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostate, and whose eyes are opened (Numbers 24:4)
3. For funding for the workshop facilities, food, travel.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
4. Project venue - adequate space for training, video drafting on tablets, and video studio.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
5. Timely supply of resources needed to facilitate the workshop.
Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way (Isaiah 35:3)
6. Grace for travel to and from the event which can be challenging for the Deaf.
By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar oHave you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. (Job 1:10)f cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they can travel by day or night. (Exodus 13:21)
7. That competent translators and interpreters be willing to volunteer their time; viewing this work as a labor of love.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3: 23-24)
8. Training: that literate participants are equipped to translate the Bible into their sign language.
so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:17)
9. That the use of Symbolic Universal Notation (SUN) would be integrated for training illiterate participants to do translation; have a SUN trained leader available at DOT events.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
10. For a spirit of unity between team members; interpersonal relationships; that any social/cultural animosities would be overcome.
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. (1 Corinthians 1:10)
11. That God put a wall of protection around the workshop participants as well as their families and homes; that they prosper in all that they do.
Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. (Job 1:10)
12. That the DOT workshop would become self-directed to complete the Bible translation work; for funding through partnerships and involvement of local churches.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
13. That God would open up more projects in other sign language groups and for the logistics of getting equipment there.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20)
14. For new ways administrators approach implementation of new DOT start-ups.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed and correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)