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A quiet message of praise

One of the choirs at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manassas, Va., is silent. But choir members get their message across just the same.

The Silent Angels praise God through American Sign Language.

Three years ago, Susan League began teaching one of the church’s youth choirs to sign. It was a way to help her daughter, Samantha, now 10, who was born with disabilities that include hearing loss. She wanted her daughter and the other children to feel comfortable when Samantha used sign language at church. When that group’s choir director retired, League formed the Silent Angels.


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