New Beginning in Florida!

05 Apr Posted by in Message from Gary | 6 comments
New Beginning in Florida!

After much prayer, and much more prayer, we took the step of faith and listed our home with a real estate agent.  Our home served as the ministry offices and retreat center for DMW.  The “Shalom Lighthouse Cove” sold right away and closed in less than a month.  The Lord worked out every detail smooth and quick!  The moving company arrived Monday, March 26, and we left Oklahoma the next day.  We arrived to Tampa on Friday, March 30 and are living with our son and his family while we look for a new home and ministry offices.  Rhonda and I sense a great excitement in what God is doing in our lives, in the ministry, and in the Deaf Harvest Field!

It was not an easy decision to move, in fact, it was a BIG MOMENT OF FAITH decision to relocate to Florida after being in Oklahoma since 1989.  I believe moving to Florida will have an even greater impact on the Deaf Harvest Field.  Florida is the #3 populated state in the United States for Deaf people.  There is a huge mission field right there.

One of the first messages I shared in the DMW newsletter 23 years ago was in regards to the significance of light to Deaf people.  Without light Deaf people cannot communicate.  Without light Deaf people can not see where to go.  As we made this BIG MOMENT OF FAITH decision I thought about the DMW mission since the beginning, “Sending HIS Light and Truth to Deaf people everywhere.”  And by God’s will and grace that is what we continue to do!

This picture of Rhonda and me was taken at Siesta Key Beach in Florida.
Inspirational “Moments of Faith” Lighthouse Sculpture is fashioned of resin with elegant bronze tone finish and is displayed on smooth black wooden base with felt lining. Accent plaque is inscribed with the Scripture from John 8:12. Base is 7″ x 5.5″; 7″ tall.

Now is a great time to join with us in the NEW BEGINNING God has started.  We are praying and believing God to raise up Ministry Partners to join with us NOW and make a generous donation of $500 or more.  As a token of our appreciation we will send you this “Moments of Faith” Lighthouse Sculpture.  

You can either send a one-time $500 gift OR

donate $50 now and pledge $50 a month for the next nine months (total of $500).

On the Lighthouse Sculpture is inscribed one of my favorite scriptures, John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness because you will have the light that leads to life.”  No person has to walk in darkness when they know the Light of the World–JESUS–this is the life changing message we share!  Thank you for your help!

To make a secure online donation click


On the comment section be sure to write “Ministry Partner”.  If you prefer to mail your donation, send it to Deaf Ministries Worldwide, P.O. Box 10755, Tampa, FL  33679.

Every gift is important, large or small, and very much needed at this time.  Please send your best gift now.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND GENEROUS SUPPORT!

I will keep you up-to-date in the days and weeks ahead regarding our exciting NEW BEGINNING journey.



  • Janet says:

    Welcome to Florida. Praise the lord guide you moved your minitries here from Okla. we are looking forward reading your newsletter on facebook.

    Good luck with your works in Tampa, Florida

    God bless you..

  • Thank you, Janet. We are working hard to update the website and keep everyone up-to-date with the latest news and happenings here at Deaf Ministries Worldwide. It’s exciting what God is doing and we truly covet your prayers for us. Pray about supporting us on a monthly basis if the Lord leads you to do so. We have a special offer this month that you can read about on the home page. We appreciate your welcome and your prayers for us!

    God bless! He IS Risen!

    Gary and Rhonda

  • Tricia Borman says:

    Hi Gary and Rhonda- it is Tricia Borman here, a long long time since i ve talked to you but I learned from someone that u relocated to Florida and it really touched my heart for your new beginning there. I have a cousin and family who live in Clearwater but I don’t see him for many years. I just want to tell you both that I am praying for you both as your new journey begins in Florida and pray for strength, blessing and peace
    Hugs, Tricia

  • Big hello Tricia! It has been such a long time. We are excited for God’s new beginning here…God is faithful! Clearwater? Really! We have learned that many Deaf live in Clearwater. We are praying about renting or buying property there to use for the next ministry headquarters and retreat center. It is beautiful there on the Gulf. Has become our favorite place to visit. Close to Tampa. Would be peacful place for new Shalom Lighthouse Cove. Love and hugs, Gary and Rhonda PS: Sorry I missed your comment until now. God bless you dear friend!

  • tisha says:

    PRAISE THE LORD! ! We have a deaf ministry at Resonate Life Church in Bradenton, FL. We are not far from Siesta Key Beach.

  • Tisha, Thank you for sharing about the deaf ministry at your church. May God richly bless and many Deaf come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.

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