2021-04 Prayer Letter (SWM)
April/May 2021 — SWM Prayer Letter
Dear SWM Friends,
“But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again;
wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.” – Philippians 4:10
Whether you support Silent Word Ministries or one of the Silent Word Missionaries (SWM or SWMI), we rejoice to share God’s blessings with you each month. You may be interested to meet several of the volunteers who help make this unique missionary ministry possible… and help your mission dollars go farther into the Deaf World.
Other volunteers include more SWM missionaries, deaf students, and people from local churches, the surrounding community, and even from other states. We are thankful for those who “Come help us!” *Deaf
Meetings – This spring SWM conducted area-wide deaf ministry Fantastic Saturdays in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Arizona, and California. Total Attendance: 456 – Deaf: 205 – Churches: 81 – Decisions: 32. Three SWM ASL Institutes and Deaf Bible Conferences are planned this summer in Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania (SilentWord.org/ASLI). Also, the Deaf Nation World Expo was officially postponed to 2022, so there is now more time to work on the Animated Gospel Video Project, which continues to progress slowly.
Special Foreign Missions Trip – David Bennett (SWMI) and Mark Coleman (SWMI Executive Committee and Deaf Ministry Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Schaumburg, IL), invested 4 weeks in Liberia visiting deaf schools; influencing Deaf leaders, teachers, and interpreters; and challenging hearing pastors, missionaries, and Bible school students with the need for reaching Deaf people. They also dedicated the new boy’s dormitory for the new deaf school in Ganta City. SWM is thankful for our partnership with International Partnership Ministries (IPM) who has opened the door for deaf ministry on many mission fields. Please pray for spiritually needy Deaf people worldwide. “How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14).
Thank you for your prayers and support! It is our privilege to represent you for Christ into the Deaf World.
We are here to serve,
President, Director of Operations