There is no Kichwa sign language.
There baraly is an Ecuadorian Sign Language.
It is very new and many towns have their own ones that they still keep using.
The costal region has always had one that is different from the Andes region.
|Teacher's from Porotoyaku trying to sign the Ecuador's National Anthem.|
It make our work a lot harder.
And especially it makes the lives of deaf Kichwa children very much harder.
Because they have no language, they don't know nothing about deaf culture, they are isolated and have very few means to communicate.
One of the things I wanted to show to our Special Education teachers was how sign language looks.
Because I can talk about it but it just isn't the same as seeing it.
|Teacher's from Campana Cocha educational net try to sign the Ecuador's National Anthem.|
And since there was no official Ecuadorian Sign Language three years ago and I could not find any videos of even an unofficial one.
I decided to show them ASL, American Sign Language.
That brought me to find a huge amount of songs that were signed.
I thought it was a wonderful way to show that signing is a very expressive way to communicating, just like any other language.
I also found worship music in ASL and have been fan since then.
I think it is fantastic that people are able to worship God in their own language.
And it is such a beautiful way to express yourself and communicate with God.
So, I wanted to show you some of my favorites.
I'm sure there more of them online but these are the ones I have fallen in love with.
5. Andrew signs "How Great"
Who can say "No" to a cute little boy signing a worship song.
I just love the way he's belting his heart out and putting it in front of God.
This one really touches my heart.
4. The Revelation Song ASL / worship signing - 1
An eight year old girl signs a worship song.
She might be young but her performance is very professional and passionate.
3. Praise You in the Storm Sign Language
A very artistic performance by talented young women.
The worship becomes more than song, it is signing in dance.
An visual poem to honor God.
2. All of Creation (Mercy Me) Sign Language
Another very professional performance.
Here the young women sign in a very clear manner to get the message across.
But at the same time there is cordinated beauty to their choreography.
1. "Healer" in ASL & CC by Rock Church Deaf Ministry
My personal favorite.
A young woman's solo of the "Healer".
Her very expressive interpretation of a beautiful song with power and passion.