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Jehovah's Witnesses bible books in Angolan language

Jehovah’s Witnesses Release Bible Books in Angolan Sign Language

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The global community of Jehovah’s Witnesses has taken a significant step in bridging communication barriers by releasing the Bible books of Matthew and Acts of Apostles in Angolan Sign Language (LAS). This historic announcement was made at a special program held on September 23, 2023, in Luanda, Angola, by Brother Johannes De Jager, a member of the Angola Branch Committee. With nearly 1,881 attendees, the event marked a significant milestone for the LAS community.

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The release of these Bible books is a testament to the dedication of Jehovah’s Witnesses to ensure that everyone, including those with hearing impairments, can have access to the Scriptures. The newly translated Bible books became available for download on the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses (jw.org) and through the JW Library Sign Language app.

Angola is home to a significant deaf population, estimated at nearly 360,000 individuals. In 2010, the first LAS congregation was formed, and since then, it has grown exponentially. Presently, over 1,000 publishers are actively serving in 37 LAS congregations, 7 groups, and one pregroup throughout Angola.

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The release of Matthew and Acts in Angolan Sign Language is a groundbreaking achievement, as it marks the first time any books of the Bible have been translated into LAS. This effort will undoubtedly serve as a valuable resource for the deaf community in Angola and beyond.

One attendee, deeply moved by the dynamic translation of Acts 8:26-30, expressed how it improved his understanding of the ministry. The scene where Philip runs to catch up with the Ethiopian official resonated with him and highlighted the importance of persistent efforts in the ministry.

Jehovah’s Witnesses are confident that making these two Bible books available in LAS will provide more people with the opportunity to experience Jehovah’s love, as they embark on their journey of spiritual discovery. This historic release allows the message of the Bible to reach the hearts of the deaf community, enriching their spiritual lives and helping them draw closer to Jehovah, as mentioned in Numbers 6:25: “May Jehovah’s face shine upon you.”





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2 responses to “Jehovah’s Witnesses Release Bible Books in Angolan Sign Language”

  1. Indy avatar
    Indy

    Where’s my comment from yesterday? There was no vulgarity(s) or anything else of the like, it was just plain old 100% honesty. Is that something that’s not allowed on this / your site? Guess honesty could be upsetting to those of weak moral character, which is just sad and pathetic for those of us who choose to live in the light of honesty. You really should be ashamed of yourselves, smh.

  2. Indy avatar
    Indy

    Don’t understand why we’re being fed this feel good story (clearly not any true journalism being put on display in this article) all for a cult that’s become famous for tearing families apart if any one of them decides that they no longer accept or even believe in the lies of the watchtower corporation any longer, so they’re shunned by their loved ones and the rest of their social circle as well. And they feel the same in regards to the watchtower’s laws created for its total control (hardcore domination) over its members (more like enslavement really) all directed by their so-called “governing body,” nor do they believe that the jws should be allowed to have a”religious non profit classification” anymore either (which they just had to have more than anything else, just for the 501 C3 tax exempt status in the United States). They’ve also been practicing human sacrifice for at least three quarters of a century with their NO blood transfusions, and even before that, they didn’t allow their members to receive vaccinations for themselves nor for their children.The ‘real’ truth about their so-called “truth” and their messed up cult is readily available online. Please do a little research into then and you’ll find millions of people who were entrapped but have broken free at a horrible cost, smh. Please, please, please research it for yourselves and maybe so you have the tools to save a soul lost to the cult. Sorry for my spelling grammar sentences structure punctuation, etcetera…
    Be at peace, be happy, and sleep well. God bless.

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