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    Newsletter – October 2020

    In the midst of pandemic and unrest in the world, God is still working. Although most Silent Word Ministries area-wide meetings have been canceled this year, the Home Office has been quite productive. We’ve had some new volunteers recently. One is a teen girl named Leah, who can sign a little and is interested in being around Deaf people to learn more. Leah is homeschooled, which allows her to help with things like sending letters, stamping books for the SWM library, cleaning, and more. She is a hard worker and a big help to me. This gives me more time to focus on website promotions and responding to calls, chats,…

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    Newsletter – June 2020

    So much has happened between my last letter and now. And most of it was completely unexpected! On Easter Sunday evening, Trenton was hit by tornadoes. It took shelter in the hallway of my apartment as one tornado blew right past, blowing debris against the wall and changing the air pressure inside the building. One of our missionaries texted to check on me, then we checked on others. I am so thankful God protected us. My apartment was without power for 2 days. The SWM Home Office lost some roof shingles, part of the studio ceiling, a large tree, and the SWM sign on which the tree fell. (This is…

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    Newsletter – March 2020

    “…Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart” 1 Samuel 14:7. This is what the armor-bearer said when Jonathan wanted the two of them to fight against a garrison of Philistines. And this is one of my great desires as I serve here with Silent Word Ministries. I am thrilled when God gives me the opportunity to go with other SWM missionaries and be involved in their meetings and events – talking with people, assisting with the book tables, taking pictures, relaying messages, counting attendees, helping with games or cooking, or teaching sign language classes. Serving alongside others makes my…

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    Newsletter – January 2020

    Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe it’s 2020! As they say, “Time flies.” So we must “walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time” (Colossians 4:5). This is my desire for the year. Last October, God opened the door for me to share my ministry during the Missions Conference of a local church here in Trenton, Georgia. On Friday night, I talked about the needs of Deaf people to “hear” the Gospel and how people can help by volunteering at the Home Office, even if they don’t know sign language. It was exciting to see how supportive and receptive people were! Two ladies from the church…

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    Newsletter – October 2019

    “To walk with God, you must go at a walking pace.” Chinese pastor Wong Ming Dow spoke these words many years ago after spending 20+ years in solitary confinement with only the Lord for fellowship. SWM International Director David Bennett told Pastor Ming Dow’s story at a Deliberate Discipleship Retreat that I attended in August. The theme was “Walking with God in the Garden.” In the busyness of ministry, I must make a focused effort to spend time with God through His Word, prayer, singing, and even resting. It amazes me how God can take a shy, reserved girl and give her strength and courage to do things she never…

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    Newsletter – July 2019

    Recently I heard a message titled, “We Have Such An High Priest.” The pastor read a fictional conversation between a Moabite and an Israelite, discussing what they wanted in a priest – someone who was holy (didn’t need to sacrifice for his own sin), human (had experienced pain & sorrow), but also helpful. The pastor used the story to remind us how wonderful it is that we have “such An High Priest” in Jesus. He is perfect and understands us. When we fail or become weak, He remembers that we are dust. And, unlike idols who cannot see or hear, He is able and willing to help in our daily…

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    Newsletter – March 2019

    Greetings Friends & Fellow-laborers, Praise the Lord for opportunities! 2019 has already been a very busy time here at the Home Office. Silent Word Ministries has two guest rooms available to traveling preachers, missionaries, and other guests. Already in January/February, these rooms have been used 10 times. I have been busy coordinating schedules and making sure rooms were cleaned and linens washed between guests. I am so thankful for the ladies who help me when they can. Every two months, Ted Camp and Jon Barr spend two weeks laying out articles, church ads, photos, puzzles, and more to create a new issue of “The Silent Word,” a free newspaper for…

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    Newsletter – November 2018

    Greetings Friends & Fellow-laborers, During an invitation at the “Revival Signs” conference I attended in Nova Scotia, a deaf woman signed, “I’ve been reading the Bible and trying to understand. I’ve been waiting all my life to know how to go to Heaven.” CANADA – This Canadian trip was the fulfillment of a desire God placed on my heart a few years ago…to visit our SWM missionaries, see their ministries, and help them stay connected to the Home Office. It’s one thing to hear about a place or person, but spending time with the missionaries and seeing their ministry helps make heart connections and lasting memories. Last year, it was…

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    Newsletter – August 2018

    Greetings Friends & Fellow-Laborers, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). There are so many needs in ministry and not enough time and energy to accomplish everything. Sometimes it’s easy to focus on the tasks and forget the reason we are serving…to bring honor and glory to God and be a blessing to people around us. A wise friend once told me to respond with “Let me pray about it” before accepting a new project.God knew life would be busy and full of struggles. I’m thankful that He invites us to come to Him daily for wisdom, strength,…

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    Newsletter – March 2018

    Greetings Friends & Fellowlaborers, This year began with an exciting highlight. I had the privilege to attend a Deliberate Discipleship Retreat led by SWM International director, Bro. David Bennett. The 8-day retreat was centered around the topic of Biblical “spiritual gifts.” Understanding these gifts helped me to recognize the unique area of service God has equipped me for and to better understand and serve alongside of differently-gifted Christians. I learned that “a spiritual gift is a Spirit-given grace, burden, and motivation to serve God and, through spiritual discernment, meet a specific area of need for the sake of Christ’s body and God’s glory.” Each of the seven spiritual gifts mentioned…