Three things remain unchanged

11 Sep Posted by in Message from Gary | 4 comments
Three things remain unchanged

~ by Gary Barrett

It has been an amazing year, actually nine months so far, full of exciting changes.  However, some things have remained unchanged.

1)  My passion.  I’ve been in Deaf ministry for more than 30 years, and I feel no less passionate in my heart today than when God first called me, in 1981, to proclaim the Gospel to Deaf people.

2)  Prayer.  Prayer has always been an important part of this ministry.  Through the years we’ve had the privilege of praying for thousands of people and seeing God answer.  I know that DMW, founded in 1989, is here because of the faithful prayers of many people–like you.  Thank you!

I would like you to join with us for three specific prayer requests at this time.

Burkina FasRobyn Brown, Julie Reis, John Gehm, Margi Morgan, and Araya Williams Camera shy: Susan White (trip coordinator)

John Gehm is in Africa.  Left Thursday, September 6.  Please pray for John and the other five ministry team members as they reach out to the Deaf in Burkina Faso.  They return back to the United State September 18.  Pray for God’s protection, leading, and blessing as they go to the Deaf school each morning, meet together with the Deaf Community, and are involved in two church services.  On the DMW Homepage click on the article titled, “Beautiful Hands in Burkino Faso” for more information.

Eduardo and Gladys Perdomo

Eduardo and Gladys Perdoma are missionaries in Venezuela.  Gladys was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery, and is now undergoing chemotherapy.  Please pray that Gladys continues to respond well to treatment with minimal side affects.   Pray for minimal pain and God’s healing touch.  Pray for a speedy full recovery.

Rev. Jimmy Schwyhart

Jimmy Schwyhart’s family and church.  Pastor Jimmy went home to be with Jesus August 26.  He was a dear brother in the Lord and co-worker in the Deaf harvest field.  Pray God would comfort his precious wife, Janie, and his entire family.  Also pray for Praise Assembly Deaf Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma; he was their pastor.

3)  Another thing that has remained unchanged is that each one of us is called to proclaim the Gospel, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (JOHN 3:16).

Now more than ever the Deaf world needs to hear this Good News.  In this world filled with chaos, confusion, strife, division and uncertainty of what our future is, we have a message to share that gives people hope—that message is Jesus!

I want to do all I can with the time that I have left to share with the Deaf world how much God loves them.  None of us knows how long we will be on this earth to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Deaf world; the Bible says that “We are like a vapor, here today, gone tomorrow.” (JAMES 4:14).

In 2 CORINTHIANS 6:2 we read, “Today (now) is the acceptable day of salvation.”  That means, today (now), and everyday, we must do all we can to share with others the blessed hope that we have in knowing Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Together we can make a difference today and for eternity.  Please pray about joining with us in sending HIS Light and Truth to Deaf people everywhere.  Every prayer and every gift is important.  To make a secure online donation click “Donate Now” button below.

If you prefer to mail your donation send it to Deaf Ministries Worldwide

P.O. Box 10755, Tampa, FL 33679




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