Author: Jon Barr

October 2018 – Prayer Letter

Dear Friends, A Deaf man signed, “Thank you. That was clear. Now I understand!” Diane and I, along with many other volunteers, interpreted at the recent Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Deaf Days. At the museum, Diane and I interpreted all day for the “In Six Days” presentation. Many “hearing” people may not realize that…
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August 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends, “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.” – Psalms 68:11 Good news is worth publishing. In this Psalm of victory, a large number of people published and announced God’s Word. The world conforms, but the Word of God transforms (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 12:11-2). The SWM…
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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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