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Message from Gary

06 Jan Posted by in Message from Gary | Comments
Message from Gary

by Gary Barrett ~

My “life scripture” is Proverbs 3:5-6; these verses are my prayer for you in 2017, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” AMEN!

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I’m excited to share my first message of the year. It gives me great joy to share with you–that we have closed 2016 strong and are entering the New Year, 2017, even stronger–thanks to the people who responded to my recent letter and email…and partnered with us as the year came to an end.

The Bible says, “God…is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or ever dream of infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” (Ephesians 3:20, NLB).

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As we enter the 28th year of Deaf Ministries Worldwide, we look back and say “Great is Thy FAITHFULNESS!” Gary and Rhonda Barrett, 1989.

Since 1989 (the year DMW was started) that has been our experience!

At the end of each year and the beginning of a new year, I tend to reflect on what God has done. It is hard to believe that we are entering the 28th year of Deaf Ministries Worldwide (DMW). As I think back to 1989, (the year this ministry was started) I realize DMW is a miracle! We are not funded by large organizations or associations, nor do we have matching funds or matching grant programs. However, God has touched the hearts of individuals, year after year, to give to this ministry so that Deaf people will come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.

In Matthew 14:13-21 we read the story about the little boy who gave his lunch to Jesus. Jesus takes the little boy’s five loaves of bread and two fish…gives thanks…and then multiplies them feeding thousands of people.  

That is what God has done with each gift donated to this ministry!

We thank God for the gifts entrusted to us and ask Him to bless the giver and the gift and do what only He can do–multiply it for His Kingdom. And God does answer that prayer multiplying each gift and accomplishing more than is humanly possible in the natural.

It is wondrous how God has kept this ministry going all these years–or as Deaf people sign, kept this ministry “alive”. Great is His FAITHFULNESS!

There are ministry opportunities before us

in the New Year ahead,

and I sense a stirring in my spirit–

Get ready for a big year in the Kingdom of God!

By God’s leading, strength, and grace we will continue to lift up the Name of Jesus, and He will continue to draw Deaf people to Himself! The Deaf harvest field is ripe and ready to harvest–ripe and ready for His miracle of salvation!

A big thank you to each person who has supported DMW with your prayers and finances. Your support has made a difference in the Deaf harvest field now and for eternity! It is an honor and privilege to serve the Lord with you during the times in which we live!

Would you please pray about partnering with us and supporting this ministry with your prayers and finances? It is easy to make a secure online donation by clicking the GIVE NOW button below. THANK YOU!

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May God do great things

 

in you and through you this year!

 

 


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