2021-06 Prayer Letter (SWM)
June/July2021SWM Prayer Letter
Dear SWM Friends,
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches,
and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22:1
Blessings of a Good Name – Several people have recently commented that Silent Word Ministries is a great name for this ministry. The Lord has been good to us for many years. One special blessing happened at the recent Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America in Atlanta, Georgia, where the SWM team received many positive comments from Deaf and hearing people. There were comments like, “SWM has many high-quality missionaries,” and “Praise the Lord for your ministry to the Deaf world.” It is a blessing to have a good name and reputation.
From 1966, when The Silent Word newspaper was sent as a one-page flier, to the worldwide outreach of Silent Word Ministries today, the Lord’s hand has been on this unique missionary ministry to Deaf people. We are thankful for the many ministries at SWM, including…
- FREE tracts and pamphlets
- FREE Deaf Bible Institute
- FREE Silent Word newspaper
- Wide Variety of Bible-based and Deaf Ministry Literature
- Ten-year Bible Study Program
- SWM Video Productions
- Online Bible Teaching Videos
- Deaf Ministry Fantastic Saturdays in Selected Cities Across the USA
- ASL Institute Training for Church Interpreters (GA, MI, PA)
- Sign Language Training Materials
- Organization of Deaf Ministries
- Deaf Awareness Weekends
- The Silent Word Mission Board (USA and SWM International)
- Local Deaf Ministry
Introducing New Multiple Ministry Tract– After one missionary showed a Deaf man a SWM Gospel DVD, he said, “I don’t know sign language, but I think he got saved.” Now, your ministry can use the enclosed new multipurpose tract in several ways: 1) You can give to Deaf people, 2) You can learn several signs, 3) Deaf people can give to other Deaf people. – Simply scan the card with a smartphone and the Gospel appears in sign language. Scan the Sign Language card and 100 signs appear. You may not know sign language, but the card and our website can share the Gospel for you! Try it with the enclosed cards. Contact us for bundles of 50 cards, which are sent “free” as the Lord provides. Learn more at SilentWord.org/DeafHeaven, SilentWord.org/Heaven, or SilentWord.org/Loxy. These days it is wise to use creative ways to share the Gospel.
Blessings of Salvation and Teaching – We are pleased to report that this year there have been 44 salvation decisions, 11 new Deaf Bible Institute students, and 42 courses have been completed. There have been 2 SWMI short-term mission team trips to Liberia and our missionaries are out in meetings again. Praise the Lord for open doors!
The desire of SWM is to go into all the DEAF world preaching the Gospel and teaching the Bible to one of the world’s most neglected and forgotten people groups – the DEAF. We are using both innovative and time-proven methods to be good stewards of God’s resources. Thank you for your prayers and support which make our ministry possible!
SWM makes literature samples available to our supporters. Feel free to contact us for more information.
We are here to serve,
President, Director of Operations