#76 – Hearing Jesus in their Hands
We don't always have to hop on a plane to get to the mission field; sometimes the people we need to reach are right next door. For example, did you know that only 2% of the world's Deaf Community (approximately 300 million people) know the love of Christ? With this in mind, the goal of Candor, Linfield's ASL Performance Team, is to merge theatre and missions to bring the gospel alive to a community that has so often been neglected.

Candor students spend the year in advanced American Sign Language training and develop an understanding of the cultural aspects of deafness; they also spend time learning the basics of theatrical interpretation, and each spring, they stage an elaborate show, filled with drama, music, and amazing effects, to present the saving message of Jesus Christ. Driven by their passion and love for the Deaf community, many students continue to interpret at civic functions and worship services even after graduation!

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