Author: Jon Barr

Who Are Deaf People?

by Jon Barr, Silent Word Ministries Deaf people are a very misunderstood people group. What makes their culture different and even unique? Jon Barr discusses this topic from a Christian ministry perspective. This video is presented in spoken English and interpreted into American Sign Language.

May 2018 Prayer Letter

SWM Prayer Letter • May/June 2018 As I write this month’s ministry prayer letter, Diane and I are thankful for our many faithful friends who invest in our ministry. It is a joy to see our whole ministry bringing forth fruit. Thank you! -jb Dear Friends, Tap-tap, tap-tap, tap-tap. On the rare “silent day” at…
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March 2018 Prayer Letter

March 2018 Dear Friends, “But we will give ourselves… to the ministry of the word” to Deaf people worldwide (Acts 6:4). This SWM mission statement defines the focus of every part of our unique missionary ministry. At our recent annual Board of Directors meeting, each of us gave a short presentation of our responsibilities and…
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December 2017 Prayer Letter

December 2017 Dear Friends, As this year comes to a close, we give thanks for the many people who consistently pray for us and financially support our unique missionary ministry to Deaf people. “The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22). Our true riches lie ahead…
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September 2017 Prayer Letter

September 2017 Dear Friends and Supporters, One of the joys we have is to hear from those who have been blessed by our ministry. We often receive good reports from postal mail, email, Facebook, and other social media. This month I would like to share several of these responses with you. Thank you for helping…
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June 2017 Prayer Letter

June 2017 Dear Friends and Supporters, God Provides – “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering…. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah–jireh, [God provides]” (Genesis 22:8,14). God provided a physical sacrifice that day, foreshadowing His providing His son, the Lamb, as a sacrifice for…
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