Meet Jon and Diane
Jon and Diane Barr are missionaries with Silent Word Ministries.
They have been ministering to the Deaf world together since 1981.
PRAYER LETTERS & UPDATES
There is always something happening at Silent Word Ministries. Pray for our literature ministry, Fantastic Saturdays, ASL Institute training for church interpreters, video ministry, the Silent Word Newspaper, and more.Get Our Prayer Letters By Email
2023-03 Prayer Letter
Dear Friends, March 2023 It seems as though we ended 2022 running full speed ahead. The fast pace continued through March, and has even increased. We were thankful to be[…]Read more
2022-11 Prayer Letter (SWM)
November/December 2022 Dear SWM Friends, “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands…. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him,[…]Read more
2022-09 Prayer Letter
Dear Friends Thank you for your prayers and support as Diane and I attended the DeafNation World Expo last month. One day a Deaf couple approached me at the Silent[…]Read more
2022-08 Prayer Letter (SWM)
August/September 2022 Dear SWM Friends, A Deaf couple approached me at the Silent Word Ministries booth at the recent DeafNation World Expo and said, “I want to give money to[…]Read more
What is Fantastic Saturday?
Fantastic Saturdays and D-Days (Deaf Days) are free, area-wide, all-day workshops for deaf people, deaf ministry workers and hearing people. The day is filled with excitement, encouragement, and fun. Everyone is invited to attend. All teaching will be voiced and signed. SWM literature and materials will be available at discounted prices. Lunch is provided by the host church. A love offering will be received. We look forward to seeing you at a Fantastic Saturday or D-Day in your area.
All Deaf and Hearing people are welcome. You do not need to know sign language.
The host church provides a light lunch at no charge. Come and enjoy!
Free. There is no charge. An offering will be received to help with the expenses of the speakers.
These meetings are conducted in selected areas. Click to learn more.Learn More About Fantastic Saturday
What is ASL Institute?
Church interpreters value professional American Sign Language training in a Christian environment. ASLI and Deaf Bible Conference are regional, 3-day training meetings hosted by selected churches.
Deaf and Hearing people are welcome. There are classes for beginners and workshops for intermediate and advanced signers.
There is something for all levels of signers from beginners (learning ABCs) to intermediate and advanced signers.
The $50 registration includes all classes, materials, and Friday lunch and supper. Please arrange your own lodging. A hotel list is provided
ASLI starts on Thursday after supper and ends on Saturday before lunch. Friday classes meet from 8AM to 6PM.Learn More about ASLI & DBC
“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” — Matthew 9:37-38