Author: Jon Barr

Deaf Tour of Israel 2022

2022-04 Prayer Letter

April 2022 Dear Friends, When I began teaching a Deaf Sunday School class (as a teenager), one lesson was, “Ten Ways of Following Jesus.” Later someone said that I incorrectly signed, “Ten Ways of CHASING Jesus.” This year it seems we have been “chasing Jesus,” and trying to keep up with all the Lord is…
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Deaf Bible Institute

2022-02 Prayer Letter (SWM)

February/March 2022 Dear SWM Friends, “And in that day shall the Deaf hear the words of the book.” — Isaiah 29:18 Now is that day! This morning a Lutheran Deaf man called the Silent Word Ministries Video Phone (VP) and signed, “Tell me how Savior.” In just a few minutes, SWM Missionary Allen Snare led…
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Christmas Manger

2021-12 Prayer Letter

November-December 2021 Dear Friends, The song says, “O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! O come ye to Bethlehem! Come and behold Him, born the King of angels. O come, let us adore Him! Christ, the Lord.” The song calls Him “Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing” (John 1:1, 14). Think of…
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You Can Go To Heaven Picture with Jimmy

2021-08 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends, July-August 2021 “But what about the Matrix?” a Deaf man asked me as I was sharing the Gospel with him. We talked (signed) for quite a while and parted as friends. He said he would come back again. Many folk are confused by information overload and don’t know who or what to trust.…
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Deaf Good News Business Card

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…
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SWM Literature

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),…
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