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What’s Up? SWM’s Missionaries Bud & Jenna Ring (CANADA) recently taught sign language at New Testament Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, followed by a Deaf Day on Saturday. Along with the sign language students, eleven deaf attended. The Rings will be attending the Toronto Deaf Expo on August 24-29. There is a potential of meeting hundreds of Deaf people with hopes of sharing the Gospel and making known the many resources for Deaf people that Silent Word Ministries has to offer. Contact: By clicking here.

What’s Up? The deaf ministry at Ocean View Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC, recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. Margene Todd, who began this ministry, has continued faithfully serving these many years. She loves the Deaf people and they love her and are thankful for her faithful service. Congratulations to all!

What’s Up? The 36th annual Deaf Baptist Ladies Retreat is October 5-7, 2023, hosted by SWM’s Terry Bracelin/Valley Forge Baptist Temple. Theme, “God’s Special Blend of Teas.” Place: Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Denver, PA (Lancaster area). There are many exciting and fun things to do in the area, and the teaching will be very helpful and practical. Friday: Tea Party Luncheon and a fun-filled evening auction. Make plans to attend. Contact TGerry by Clicking here. – DeafLadiesRetreat.org

What’s Up? Good friend, Pastor Terry Buchholz, Hampshire View Deaf Baptist Church, Ashton, MD, visited SWM. He is a faithful servant of the Lord and an effective preacher to the Deaf.

What’s Up? 2nd Annual ASL Ladies Retreat
will take place, September 13-16, at Camp Liberty, 483 FCR 275, Oakwood, Texas. Host: Bible Baptist Church for the Deaf & Hearing, Braunfels, TX. Pastor Steve Parker. Speaker, Carol King, wife of Pastor Ronnie King, AZ.

What’s Up? Friends, Karen Wells (TN) and Kim Webster (PA) stopped by SWM for a visit while traveling in our area. We welcome visitors and encourage others to come see us.

What’s Up? SWM’s new missionaries, Jacob & Tammy Roth (Steady Help Ministry), are now on deputation. Opportunities for presenting their ministry, ASL training conferences, and preaching services are keeping them busy. They have open dates this fall and winter. Contact the Roths by clicking here. – Facebook:Steady Help Ministry

What’s Up? Pastor Fred Adams, President of Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America (DBFA), hosted by West Orlando Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, honored SWM’s Missionary Allen Snare for 40+ years of faithfully serving the Lord and reaching the Deaf with the Gospel. It is well deserved.

What’s Up? Attention Lynchburg, Virginia area friends! Do you want to learn American Sign Language? A class will begin for beginners and intermediates Tuesday, August 22nd in the evenings, at Living Word Baptist Church, Forest, Virginia. Skilled Deaf teachers with Blue Ridge ASL Services will conduct the classes. For more information contact: www.blueridgeaslservices.com

What’s Up? SWMI Missionaries Bruce & Amanda Stuart, their daughter, Belle, and newborn son, David, have returned to the mission field in Liberia, West Africa. They are resuming their ministry of reaching the Deaf for Christ. They will be living in Ganta City. Contact the Stuarts by clicking here.

What’s Up? Deaf friend, Crystal White, Willow-Hill Baptist Church, Willoughby, Ohio. visited SWM. She and her husband, Randy, are faithful servants of the Lord. Ted & Carlene Camp met Crystal in 1996 at a Fantastic Saturday meeting in which she surrendered her life to serve the Lord. Thank you, Crystal, for your faithfulness.

at’s Up? Keith & Johnette Barton, Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church, Altamonte Springs, FL, surprised longtime friends, Jon & Diane Barr, with a visit to SWM. They enjoyed sharing memories of their past ministry with the deaf.

What’s Up? J.T. & Rebekah Gorham, will be serving the Lord for 4 weeks in Togo and Benin (Africa) in August. They look forward to preaching and teaching in Deaf camps, helping start a new Deaf school, conducting discipleship and leadership training, and much more. Please pray for and support them on this special short-term mission trip. Contact the Gorhams by clicking here.

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