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2018 Go into all the world

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"Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." (Mark 16:15).

DID YOU KNOW:

There are MILLIONS OF DEAF PEOPLE around the world, and Wycliffe Bible Translators has, so far, discovered over 400 DIFFERENT SIGNED LANGUAGES!

The Deaf are one of the most OVERLOOKED AND LEAST EVANGELIZED PEOPLE GROUPS in the world with 98% of the Deaf still waiting to "HEAR" John 3:16, "For God so loved the Deaf world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Almost 35 years ago, God gave me a vision. The vision was of a Lighthouse...as the light shined out of the Lighthouse, people were drawn to Jesus and received the free gift of salvation...then, those Jesus followers went out into the dark and lost world shining the light as His Ambassadors, His disciples. It is humbling to see how God has used this ministry, and continues to use this ministry, to fulfill that vision.

We need your help. I believe this is an historic time for reaching the Deaf Community with the Good News of Jesus. Prayerfully consider partnering with us through your prayers and financial support. THANK YOU!

Word-rocks hurt and crush the spirit

Word-rocks hurt and crush the spirit

by Rhonda Barrett ~   The person recklessly slung word-rocks (hurtful words) at the child. And it wasn’t words like “precious”. The words were meant to put down and belittle the child.   When a child is called words of “worthless”, it makes a child feel hopeless.   What would cause a person to talk […]

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God was waiting for me

God was waiting for me

by Rhonda Barrett ~   The first day of 2018, I was laying in bed…waking up. I could sense the Holy Spirit drawing me like a magnet, a gentle magnet, wooing me to my prayer closet. I sat up in bed and whispered, “I am coming.”   I got out of bed, wrapped my bathrobe […]

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23 Dec Posted by in Rhonda's Blog | Comments

Doing something hard…might be what God uses to do something very good

Doing something hard…might be what God uses to do something very good

This month, December, every Sunday at the church Gary and I attend, there has been time set aside in the beginning of the service…to focus on children––caring for children through Foster Care and Adoption.   Before the preaching…a couple…or family…joins the pastor on the stage for an informal conversation. And they share their story. Each […]

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22 Dec Posted by in Rhonda's Blog | Comments

God whispers and sometimes, maybe more times than we realize, He ROARS

God whispers and sometimes, maybe more times than we realize, He ROARS

CHRISTMAS! God gave His best Present…so that…He could enjoy our presence forever! OK, let’s just stop right there…pause with me for a moment…let that thought sink into our hearts, our souls, our minds, our very being. CHRISTMAS! God gave His best Present…so that…He could enjoy our presence forever!   Why would God do that? I don’t know. I think it […]

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12 Dec Posted by in Message from Gary | Comments

Born to Die

Born to Die

by Gary Barrett ~ Something to ponder.   I wonder what it was like that first Christmas Eve? We can try to imagine what it was like for Mary and Joseph.  But I wonder what it was like in Heaven…as the birth of the Son of God was about to happen? Here’s a side to […]

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07 Dec Posted by in Message from Gary | Comments

Message from Gary & Special Offer

Message from Gary & Special Offer

by Gary Barrett ~   Join me on a journey back in time…imagine what it was like that VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS…for the SHEPHERDS! I encourage you to turn to Luke 2 in your Bible and read “The Birth of Jesus”. Below are selected verses from Luke chapter 2.    “That night there were shepherds staying in the […]

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Ahhhhh HOME! Is that what You’re looking forward to, Lord?

Ahhhhh HOME! Is that what You’re looking forward to, Lord?

by Rhonda Barrett ~   CHRISTMAS––A time to remember and celebrate what God has done for us!   In John 1:12 it reads, “… all who receive Him (Jesus), to those who believe in His Name, He gives the right to become children of God.”   John 1:12…is WOW! The Son of God has made me […]

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Empty nest-makes room for more of God’s best

Empty nest-makes room for more of God’s best

by Rhonda Barrett ~   EMPTY. Empty Nest. Gary and I didn’t notice it…when all our family lived in Oklahoma or when we lived down the street from one of our sons and his family in Florida.  But since moving to Washington State…we’ve felt it. Empty Nest. It has taken a while to get used […]

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Director of the dance of life

Director of the dance of life

by Rhonda Barrett ~   It was a glorious Sunday, September 17. All day I continued the DARE of listing ONE THOUSAND GIFTS that I am thankful for; GIFTS–love gifts–from Abba Father. I wrote them in my Joy Journal. One word (I realized) I kept using again and again––dance. I have chosen a few of […]

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16 Sep Posted by in Message from Gary | Comments

Message from Gary

Message from Gary

  by Gary Barrett ~   I’ve been thinking about all that’s going on in the United States and around the world. There’s so much pain, suffering and turmoil everywhere. It’s particularly heartbreaking to see all of the people in Texas and Florida who are suffering due to the recent floods from hurricanes Harvey and […]

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