Overview

SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation) is a program that brings Scripture to the illiterate deaf as well as the deaf-blind. Using a symbolic system of writing, the illiterate deaf who are not educated in sign language as well as the deaf-blind can read God's word for themselves.

How It Works

SUN (Symbolic Universal Notation) is a symbolic representation of all the words in Scripture. It consists of a small group of universally recognized characters that are then combined or altered to make additional symbols which are called extensions. Between the characters and extensions, all of Scripture can be represented. The symbols in SUN are taught using illustrations to improve retention. The example on the left shows the symbol for "Person" and "Write" makes up the symbol for "Author, writer, or scribe."

Getting Started

Below are a list of resources to help you teach SUN.

English Kit

Facilitator Instructions
English Lesson Plans
English Vocabulary Cards
Sentence Cards
Salvation Lesson Plan
English Salvation Cards
Salvation Sentence Cards
SUN Team Lead Instructions
SUN Brochure

Universal Kit

Universal Vocabulary Cards
Sentence Cards
Universal Salvation Cards
Salvation Sentence Cards

French Kit

Facilitator Instructions
Team Lead Instructions
French Vocabulary Cards
French Vocabulary Card Covers
French Lesson Plans
French Lesson Plan Cover
French Salvation Cards
Salvation Sentence Cards
Sentence Cards
Home Sign Lessons
SUN Grammar
How to Use SUN Dictionary
French Readers Dictionary

Portuguese Africa Kit

Sentence Cards
Home Sign Lessons

Portuguese Brazil Kit

Sentence Cards
Salvation Lesson
Home Sign Lessons

Latin American Spanish (LAS) Kit

LAS Facilitator Instructions
LAS Lesson Plans
LAS Vocabulary Card Covers
LAS Sentence Cards
LAS Salvation Lesson
LAS Home Sign Lessons
LAS How to Use SUN Dictionary
LAS SUN Grammar Rules for Readers
LAS Language Header Sheet
LAS Team Lead Instructions

English Demo Kit

Demo Lesson Plan
Demo Lesson Vocabulary Cards
English Demo Lesson Sentence Cards Back
English Demo Lesson Sentence Cards Front

Universal Demo Kit

Universal Demo Lesson Vocabulary Cards
Universal Demo Kit Sentence Cards

Dictionaries

Reader's Dictionary
Translator's Dictionary

Follow Up

SUN Demo Video
How to Host a Conference
Creating New Lessons
Facilitating a Small Group
Tracking Calendar
Follow Up Templates

PowerPoints

Home Sign Lessons (PDF File)
Home Sign Lessons (PowerPoint File)
SUN
You are the Light of the World

SUN Devotions

Our Daily Bread (ODB) Devotions
ODB Cover
SUN ONE
SUN Open Bible Stories (OBS)

Teaching Videos & Transcripts

Link to Teaching Videos

Introduction to SUN
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10
Lesson 11
Lesson 12
Reading Scripture
Role of Church
Salvation Lesson
Teaching SUN

Research Articles

Acquiring Spanish Through SUN
Bible for the Deafblind
How to Learn a New Language in One Week