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December 14, 2004

Deaf Missions to debut new video

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs,IA,USA - Dec 14, 2004

Deaf Missions, a Council Bluffs-based group that prepares Bible visuals for hearing-impaired individuals, has created new video.

"Finger Food Cafe, A Christmas Gift," will have its premiere showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at Iowa School for the Deaf.

Duane King, the executive director of Deaf Missions, said Joel Burkum produced the hour-long film to help deaf and hearing people get along better and get to know Jesus Christ.

The video hopes to counteract the problems of families where parents who can hear often do little to interact with their hearing-impaired children, King said. Even when parents make an effort, they may not have the tools they need.

"The theme of it is a dad who doesn't know sign language presents to his daughter the gift of learning sign language," King said.

That parallels what Jesus did in giving people the greatest gift of all, his love, King said.

The video also will be shown on iLife TV, King said. He wasn't aware of the 24-hour inspirational cable channel being available in this area.

The ISD showing is free and open to the public, King said.

Earlier this year Deaf Missions announced it has translated the New Testament of the Bible into American Sign Language.

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