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What’s Up? Daisy Albrecht (Denver, CO) attended one of the first Bill Rice Ranch Deaf Camps in the mid 1950’s. She faithfully attends Master’s Hands Bible Church (Denver, CO), where her hearing son was pastor of the mostly Deaf congregation for many years.

What’s Up? Chris Bywater reported the Great Lakes Deaf Men’s Gathering in Michigan was a blessing. Next year: June 3-5, 2022, Contact: chris.bywater@yahoo.com


What’s Up? Jon and Diane Barr celebrated their 40th anniversary with a trip west. They visited Mount Rushmore, Rocky Mountain National Park, and several other special places. Congratulations!

What’s Up? SWM’s international missionary to Liberia, Monique Lindsey, was guest of Bethel Baptist Church, Schaumburg, Illinois, Pastor Ken Fields and Deaf Pastor Mark Coleman for Round-up Sunday, Sept. 19. She presented her ministry to the deaf and special needs of Liberia, West Africa.

What’s Up? Missionary John Olson (Go Deaf Missions) and family were with Deaf Pastor Jeff Casper at Woodland Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Pray for this ministry as they seek to reach the Deaf for Christ and establish a strong Deaf ministry.

What’s Up? Sympathy to the family of deaf friend, Paul (PJ) Mosley, Jacksonville, FL, who passed away on September 1, 2021. Paul was a part of the Go Deaf Missions team (Jon & Tricia Olson, Baptist International Outreach). He served as a missionary and had a heart for sharing the Gospel around the world. His funeral service was September 11, at Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. He will be greatly missed by fellow missionaries, family, and friends.

What’s Up? The 34th annual Deaf Baptist Ladies Retreat is scheduled for October 7 – 9, 2021. It will be a unique and exciting ONLINE retreat hosted by Kim Rempel and the ladies of Harvest Baptist Church of the Deaf, Ringgold, GA. Wonderful Deaf speakers and skilled ASL hearing ladies will teach helpful and practical Bible principles that can change your life. Cost: $25. Register at harvestdeaf.org.

What’s Up? Congratulations to Justin & Neressa Snare, Columbus, Ohio, on the birth of their son, Xander Caden, on August 25, 2021. He weighed 6 lb 4 oz. Sisters, Amara, and Vivi, are excited to have a baby brother. Grandfather, Allen Snare, and Grandmother, Lisa Frink, are also excited to welcome Xander into the family.

What’s Up? Pastor David Mason and Liberty Baptist Church of the Deaf, 1552 Elmore Ave, Columbus, OH, founded by the late Rev Eugene Bordean and his wife, Sharon, celebrated its 35th anniversary, September 24 – 26, with special speaker, Bill Schutt, Hammond, Indiana. The faithfulness of these dear people is a great testimony of God’s faithfulness. Congratulations! May God continue to bless you in every way.

What’s Up? New sign for El Paso Deaf Baptist Church, 3820 N Zaragoza, El Paso, TX. Pastor Duane Holmquist.


What’s Up? Missionary Ronnie Rice along with SWM’s Reed Condra were with Robertson Creek Church, Bulls Gap, TN, for a revival September 18 & 19. Ronnie did a great job preaching and Reed voice interpreted. Gerri Kulakowsky was the organizer of the event which included several churches.

What’s Up? Happy 61st wedding anniversary, September 8, to Missionaries to the Deaf, Jim & Joyce Sloan (Deaf Outreach Ministries) Rossville, GA. Jim says, “God has blessed us with many years of serving Him together! It has been a good and adventurous journey! I can say it is still FANTASTIC!”

What’s Up? SWM’s International Missionaries to the Deaf of Romania, Ben & Marie Muldoon, welcomed a new member to their team. Their baby daughter, Serenity, was born on May 17, 2021. She has quickly adapted to life on the road as the Muldoons travel on deputation.

What’s Up? Harvest Deaf Ministries, Ringgold, GA, Pastor Reggie Rempel, announce the new date for their Deaf Men’s Retreat. The event will be at the Park Grove Inn, Pigeon, Forge, TN, January 20-22, 2022. Registration forms are available to print out at www.harvestdeaf.org.

What’s Up? IPM Missioinaries James & Joy Campbell, went to Ivory Coast in August for two weeks. They worked with the deaf ministry leader, Leonce Ekeni and had a week-long camp. The theme was Personal Holiness and 120 deaf campers attended.

What’s Up? Deaf Adult camp at the Bill Rice Ranch, Murfreesboro, TN. Speakers included Ronnie Rice, Allen Snare, & David Peach.

What’s Up? SWM’s Missionary to the Deaf, Joshua JT Gorham, is an effective preacher for the Deaf and has a great connection with young people both deaf and hearing. Contact him for special meetings and mission conferences. He is worthy of your support. Contact: JT@silentword.org.

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