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2 days ago

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We really enjoyed being at the Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America this year. The conference concluded with an optional day trip to New York city, and we decided to go. Although everyone was supposed to ride home in the same vehicle they arrived in, when we went to the van, it was filled with other riders. We headed for the bus. Most of the seats were taken, John sat with a young man named Jesse and someone graciously gave up their seat so David and I could sit across the aisle from John.It turned out, Jesse was glad for the chance to sit with John. He had questions about ministry and effective soul winning. John was giving Jesse tips on ways to approach people, stressing that it was important to know what people understand in order to know how to proceed.While they were talking, a deaf man sitting behind John reached around the seat to get his attention. He and his wife had to come to the conference from Canada. He was saved, but didn't know how to tell his wife the gospel. He wanted John to witness to his wife. John began sharing Scripture with her and after a good while, the lady prayed and received Christ as her Savior! Immediately, she wanted others on the bus to know she got saved.Jesse was thrilled; he asked for advice and instead got of first-hand demonstration. He said he was so glad we got on the bus. We explained to the couple we were supposed to be on one of the vans, but our seats had been taken. They said they had the same thing happen to them. They were supposed to be on another van, but their seats had been taken.We are all rejoicing in the providence of God that put us all on a bus none of us really wanted to ride so our new friend Lori could be saved!~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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More of deaf interpreting ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Pastor Chris Harris, a deaf man, is interpreting the service! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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At the Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin, NJ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Shameless advertisement: Silent Word Ministries has all kinds of helpful and fun resources for people in deaf ministry; pastors, evangelists, interpreters, and others. Go to www.silentword.org to find all these items and more for your deaf ministry! ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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People are praying for us, and God is working. I see it happening. I know God will provide for us. I'm just thankful. ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Just thankful that the last four churches we visited have voted to take us on for support! Closer to full support. Keep on praying!~John ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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God has been working, moving, and blessing! Last week we left our home in the hands of a pastor who is remodeling bathrooms and installing new floors in the bedrooms. We have sorted through most of our belongings and much of what we need to pack has been listed, labeled, boxed, and sent to storage. It was hard and unsettling for David and Amanda, but God put friends in our path and they are alright. We have had some amazing services and meetings. At church yesterday, God blessed abundantly and we think by the end of the month we could have 90% of our support. This is certainly our prayer! With the rising cost of living and our growing team, we would love to go exceedingly, abundantly above the mark, but we trust God knows what we need and He will supply! Yesterday, God filled our hearts with hope and expectation for preparing to go to the field this fall. It is an honor to serve a great Savior!~ Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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What a day! This morning, we helped set up a tent for a camp meeting In Kentucky for tonight thru Wednesday. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Well, here we are. Packing everything from two bedrooms in the Olsons' house into one bedroom, because we have a family coming to replace the carpet. That's an answer to prayer. We're glad to be making some progress toward getting out of this house. I packed up almost everything from my room last week and this, moving my things to a different room in preparation for a friend to move into my old room, and in preparation for moving to Portugal. There's an old analogy: if you want rain, you better prepare the fields! That's what we're doing. Trusting God to provide. ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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I am slowly but surely gaining more mobility in my wrists and hands, but since before Christmas, I have not had a single day where my hands were not hurting. John and the kids have been pitching in on all my chores and they are a great blessing, but this does not seem to be the way to pack up a house and start a summer of travels. We have so much work to do and I just am not much help.More than not being do a lot of work, it is also difficult to sign, which concerns me greatly. Anna has been going to all the same services we are in lately, to help with the interpreting, but she really needs to be out raising her own support. We are grateful for several churches who have recently voted to support her and us in the same service. Please keep praying for my hands.~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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The last two days we were at a camp meeting in South Carolina where Caleb Lindsey invited us. Through this meeting, Caleb introduced me to his pastor friends. Caleb and his family have become dear friends, and we thank the Lord for his friendship and encouragement. ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Tuesday - Day of prayerIn addition to our prayer requests, pray for Tricia and Anna today. They will be interpreting all day at a camp meeting. Also, pray for us to get more contacts and meetings from this meeting.Thanks,~John ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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We are in Conestee, South Carolina, at a preacher's meeting. Between the two of us, Anna and I have already interpreted eight sermons and the day is only half over. God has been good to allow me to have the movement I need in my hands and there has not been a lot of pain. The preaching has been a blessing and a wonderful help. I am glad we can be here. God has been faithful to us.~ Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Contact Information Form: godeafmissions.com/contact_info/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Two years ago, I posted this video of the Gospel. I invite you to watch this presentation in ASL and voice. If you have any questions, please message me.~Johnfb.watch/cP0pEGGHXC/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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So many people are praying for my hands and I am truly grateful. Saturday was the first day since last fall that I didn't wake up in pain. It didn't take long to return, but slowly my wrists are recovering. My doctor thinks this was caused by illness. I have been seeking regular treatment and trying to do all I can to promote healing but prayer is the most important thing. For those fellow sufferers of tendonitis who carry on serving the Lord faithfully despite the pain, God bless you! For those of you who don't suffer, you have no idea! If nothing else, I have found new compassion for people with joint or tendon issues. We do not have an update on David's eyes as we have not returned to the doctor. His last evaluation was in Oklahoma last fall. We are not sure whether we see changes or not but David reports he can still see. It seems, at least, his eyes are not deteriorating at the rate the doctor predicted. We continue to pray for his eyes to be stable.We are reminded that our trials here are but for a moment. We pray that in all these trials we will glorify God and be found faithful. Once again, thank you for your prayers.~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Last Sunday, a man from the church we visited came to my wife and said he is praying for David. He heard a while back about David's eyes condition through a pastor friend of ours, and has been praying for David. He was glad to meet David in person, and let us know of his prayers. That is very encouraging! ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Wowzers! We just spoke with a relocation broker about our move to Portugal. She said we have to have $17,784 Euros in a Portuguese bank in order to get a D7 Visa. Singles on our team are required to hav e$8,450 Euro. Or, we can invest $500,000 and get the Golden Visa, which we would much rather have. We are going to pray and she is going to see if there is another visa option! We never run out of things to pray about! We are trusting God for great things! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Last week I went to help my missionary friends, Matt and Colleen Dundon, with interpreting for their mission board's family week conference. I had such a great time getting to know other missionaries and reuniting with some old friends. I met some pastors whom I knew, and some I didn't know. I learned about some wonderful ministries going on in different areas of the world, including some deaf ministries. All in all, it was a great time of refreshing fellowship and challenging preaching. I thank God for that opportunity. ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Last Sunday, I preached at the Easter service for Deaf Baptist Church in Pinellas Park, Florida. This is a new deaf church plant, and I thank the Lord for 24 in attendance. (22 deaf and 2 hearing). Two deaf trusted Jesus as their Savior. It was a great day of celebration!~ John ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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The Olson's most recent prayer letter. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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We are taking steps to be able to rent out our house as an air bnb. This week we had a yard sale to reduce inventory. It is amazing that we could eliminate so much and have more than we need. God has been so good to us!~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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A church voted to support me and the Olsons on Sunday. Thank you! ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Tonight, we went to a revival with Evangelist Joe Alford at a church. It was planned to be one day last Sunday, but the pastor was led by the Lord to extend the revival to tonight. Two were saved along with eight in the past four days. That makes ten souls saved! The pastor extended the revival two more days. What a blessing to be at the revival and to see God working!! ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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I have not posted anything for awhile because it has been difficult to type. It seems I have tendonitis in both my wrists in the tendons that run to my thumb and index fingers. It is very painful and I am not able to do my regular activities. I am working on it with the help of a doctor and there are ups and downs. . I really, really, need my hands; half of my family is deaf and signing is all of my ministry. Please pray it gets better. Also pray for John. He is trying to manage all his work and most of mine. ~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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I remember years ago being a told a story of a young group of people praying together, and after many of them had shared their prayers, one young girl said “I love You”, sharing her heart in this simple statement. I’m thankful for all the examples of prayer I have around me, and for the godly examples I have in my life every day. God is truly good to me. Thank you for upholding us all in prayer, and for caring for our needs in many different ways.~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Every Friday, our team meets for a couple hours, and we always begin with this passage. It encourages us to let the Word of Christ be everything in our lives. As uncertainty fills our world, let's focus on the Word of God which never changes! ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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What a Friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!Thank you for bringing our requests to God in prayer. Know that we are also praying individually and as a team for the requests that you share. ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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God is so good,God is so good,God is so good,He is so good to me.~John ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Hi everyone, I’ve recently captioned this video of David’s testimony and hope it will be a blessing to you as it was for me. I’m excited for how God is already using this young man, and I know God has big plans for him!~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Go Deaf Missions: that's our name. Please pray for us, that we can soon really GO! ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Last Sunday night, we were in a missions conference at Linwood Baptist Church where Bro. Jeff Alverson was speaking and his son, John Alverson is the pastor. What a blessing! We first met both of them in 1994 in Germany, and Jeff was speaking for Military Missions. John sang a song with his mother and sister. 28 years later, Bro Jeff is still passionate about missions. I thank the Lord for his friendship and his faithfulness!! ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Last Sunday night, at a church we visited, a guy brought his guitar for David to play. David really liked learning how to play the guitar. Who knows someday David will be able to play the guitar?!?! ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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I thank the Lord that Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church in Altamonte Springs had a burden for the Deaf, and they started a deaf ministry in 1976. Through this ministry, I trusted Jesus as my Saviour in 1978. This picture was taken in 1979. Can you find me? It is our prayers that the Lord will use our team to establish deaf works like this one throughout the world, and many deaf will come to know Christ. Will you pray for us?~John ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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The last few weeks we have just been awed at the goodness of God! He has been working, moving, and lightening heavy burdens. Tears of joy and thankfulness! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬This is a verse that I often come back to, and I question how much value the things I do every day have from an eternal perspective. It’s easy to spend time and energy in things that are temporary.I’m looking forward to joining our team in person, and supporting them in our mission to share the Gospel with Deaf people all over the world. I know this work will always have eternal value.Please continue to pray that we’ll all be able to raise our support, and that countries will continue to open their doors and enable us to travel. Thank you to all of you partnering with us in prayer. ~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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We don't often say anything publicly, but we are very thankful for the work Timothy Pozo does for the Go Team; working from Peru. Please pray for him as he seeks God's leading in his life. He is a blessing to us. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Just when I was wondering if I'll ever really make it to the mission field, God sent me a reminder that He's got it all in grip. While I was visiting a church on a Sunday, God was working in the heart of the church the Olsons were at, and they voted to support both them and me! God is so good, but it gets sweeter! The very next week, while relaxing at home after church that night, I got a phone call from Tricia saying the pastor of the church they visited is recommending his church support not only the Olsons, but me too! When I got back to the Olsons' house to teach Amanda and David, there was a love offering waiting for me from that church. The next week I visited a church that had no missions program and that pastor said he wanted the church to support me. The same week, another pastor let me know that he would be supporting me individually, and encouraging his church members to do the same. God really takes great care of me. To God be all the glory! ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Earlier this afternoon, I checked online the times of a church to visit, I discovered this church has Thursday night service instead of Wednesday. So, I prayed for the Lord to lead us to the right church to visit. Checking the list of churches we had visited before, I saw this church in Folkston, Georgia. Off to this church, our family and I went. The Lord blessed us with two future meetings out of this service! To God Be the Glory!!~ John ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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I am so thankful for how many people ask about David's eyes and how many have told us they are praying for him. It matters to me that he matters so much to so many. We have not had any recent check ups, but after the doctor told me, last August, he would be blind within a year, the Lord whispered to my heart, " Don't worry about David's eyes." I can't tell you, at all, what I think God will do; of course, any parent would hope for their child to be able to see. We have asked the Lord to stabilize David's vision if it wold please Him. It may be; however, that God would rather be glorified in how He is able to use a deaf/blind young man for his glory. Either way, God can use David and I trust He will.There are a number of other burdens that weigh heavily on my heart. These ones lengthen my days and shorten my nights. They are the ones that draw me back over and over to meditation and prayer. I often think of Hannah telling God there are some things that just don't seem right. I am so glad God hears the cry of our hearts.Among the requests I have been asking God for Anna's support to increase, for our team to increase in size and for help in getting our house ready to rent out when we move our ministry to Portugal. I addition, I have been praying for God to help us get all the meetings we need to have our support completely raised in the next six months. We are trying to get ready to go. If God chooses not to stabilize David's eyes, I would like to settle into our new home while he can still see. In the last three weeks, Anna has had five churches vote to support her, we have been taking steps to add a new team member, and someone offered to help us complete the work on our house. On top of that, at Mike Norman's camp meeting last week, eighteen pastors told John they want him to come to present our ministry in their churches. I am so excited to see how the Lord is answering prayers a fistfull at a time! God is working. My heart is full.~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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This week, we are at Tabernacle Baptist Church again for their annual camp meeting. It is our third time, and it gets better each year with great singing, great preaching, great food and great fellowship. I praise the Lord for friends who encourage our family so much. To God be the glory!! ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Tuesday - Prayer RequestPray for the Go Team members, Anna Gilkey, Marie Hopkins and the Olsons, to raise full support and get to the mission field. Thank you,~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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The Lord has been blessed our family in several ways this weekLast Sunday, the pastor asked David to share his testimony with the youth. What a blessing to watch David do that! His recorded video has been shared to many on Facebook. The last two days were at a church for their revival. There I met three pastors wanting to set meetings for us to present our work. Also, a pastor offered to help us to do a project for our home, which is a huge answer to our prayer to finish our home. One young lady spoke with my wife, desiring to improve her sign language skills to communicate with the deaf. We thank the Lord for His blessings!!!~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Today as a team we discussed the book of Nahum, and this verse stood out to me.“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬I’m thankful that God is always our strong hold, unchanging in His desire to provide safety in His embrace, regardless of our circumstances. I am thankful that He is always looking on those who are trusting Him.~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Last Sunday, we visited a church that Paul (PJ) Mosley had been to, and the church supported him. The church shared how much Paul Mosley impacted their lives. I miss PJ since he passed away last fall, and I thank the Lord for the lasting influence he left for Christ.~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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For nearly two years, I have been discipling a young deaf woman in Australia. Sarah was saved and baptized just a few weeks before lockdowns began in Australia. Since her pastor does not sign, we sought his permission for me to disciple her and he readily agreed. It has been a blessing to watch Sarah learn and grow. We meet nearly every Saturday morning in the wee hours for me, but I look forward to it every week. Please pray with me that God would help Sarah's family to open their hearts to the Gospel and be saved as well.~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Another answered prayer! This is the third time that another item from our list of ministry needs was delivered to our doorstep. We continue to be amazed by the answered prayers. Thank you for your kindness.~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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“God called you to take his power and change lives and the world.” This quote is from a message that we were encouraged to watch as a team recently. It is easy to fall into the trap of trying to serve God in our own strength, but I’m thankful for the reminder in times like these when many openings are evidently being provided providentially, that truly God is in control, is interceding for us and is using us as His vessels. ~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Here it is! These are some American Sign Language resources that we have used and found to be successful during our time in ministry, plus some others that look useful. ~ Anna***DISCLAIMER*** Go Deaf Missions does not produce these resources. Views and opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Go Deaf Missions. Silent Word Ministriessilentword.org/Randy Dignan Heart Languagewww.youtube.com/channel/UCONPn8T3v7uTDLxqH74he8QLifePrint ASL Universitywww.lifeprint.com/ASL Thatwww.youtube.com/channel/UC7fVfWv6FL7HeTFeSLz-muQHandSpeakwww.handspeak.com/Signing Time (for children)www.signingtime.com/SigningSavvywww.signingsavvy.com/Books:The Joy of Signing by Lottie L. ReikehoffA Basic Course in American Sign Language by Tom Humphries Signing Illustrated by Mickey FlodinMaster ASL by Jason E. Zinza (best used with an instructor)Always remember that learning a language, any language, cannot be accomplished by merely reading books and watching videos. To really learn, you need to interact with people who know and use the language on a regular basis. Taking in-person classes and becoming involved in a deaf ministry at church are two ways to do this. Thank you for your interest in American Sign Language! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Another answered prayer!Today, another item from our list of ministry needs was delivered to our doorstep. Thank you for your kindness.~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Answered prayer!Today, I found an unexpected package from Amazon on our doorstep. It contained a device I didn't quite recognize. It took me a minute to realize it was an item from our ministry needs on the prayer list I posted our website link to on Facebook yesterday. How encouraging that someone responded not only by praying, but in helping! We don' t know who you are but thank you!~John ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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It’s always helpful to be reminded to look to God when in times of waiting and uncertainty. This quote below and hymns following this theme help me to remember to turn to God and find peace in Him. “If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.” Corrie Ten BoomI’m thankful for all our Christian predecessors who shared this wisdom for us to consider and meditate on today. ~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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This beautiful poem was shared last night at church as we talked about intercessory prayer. It's a personal goal for me this year to pray for more people, more often, and more specifically than last year.~ AnnaTraveling on My Knees - by Sandra GoodwinLast night I took a journeyTo a land across the seas.I didn't go by ship or plane ---I traveled on my knees.I saw so many people thereIn bondage to their sin,And Jesus told me I should go,That there were souls to win.But I said, "Jesus, I can't goTo lands across the seas."He answered quickly, "Yes, you can ---By traveling on your knees."He said, "You pray, I'll meet the need,You call, and I will hear.It's up to you to be concernedFor lost souls far and near."And so I did, I knelt in prayer,Gave up some hours of ease,And with the Savior by my sideI traveled on my knees.As I prayed on, I saw souls savedAnd twisted persons healed.I saw God's workers' strength renewedWhile laboring on the field.I said, "Yes, Lord, I'll take the job.Your heart I want to please.I'll heed Your call and swiftly goBy traveling on my knees." ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Tonight, we visited a church that just got a new pastor. Just watching him pray for the church and their requests, It encourages me to see a man of God taking much time praying. I pray that I will be a prayer warrior this year for my family and for our ministry. ~John ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Tuesday - Prayer RequestPRAYER IS THE MIGHTY ENGINE THAT IS TO MOVE THE MISSIONARY WORK - A. B. Simpson Pray for growth for team members in their area of ministry.~ John ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Every year we pick a theme verse for the Go Team. Colossians 3:16,17 will be the emphasis of 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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This week I added Spanish and English captions in the video we published recently - I hope this version will be a blessing for you all! I'm still here in Melbourne, Australia, and I ask you to please pray with me for churches to invite me to come and present our ministry to them, and to begin raising more support this year, in preparation for joining the team in person, in God's timing.~ Marie ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Due to so many requests, I am creating a list of resources for learning ASL. I will post it soon. Stay tuned!~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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In January 1987, before I enrolled in Bible college, I preached in a deaf service. That was 35 years ago. I thank the Lord for His calling on my life, and I pray that 2022 will be the best year in ministry! To God be the glory....~John ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Olsons Prayer Letter for Nov/Dec 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Olsons Prayer Letter for Sept/Oct 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Happy New Year! The word on my heart for this year is "surrendered." As God looks on my life I want him to find that every single part is fully surrendered to the his control so that others will only see Jesus in me. It looks like there is going to be some work to do. I am so thankful for His grace. ~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Why not make learning sign language your New Year's resolution? Deaf people need Christ! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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This verse has been the theme verse for Go Deaf Missions this year. Trusting this verses has encouraged us much this year. I pray these verses has also encouraged you all.~ John ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Update on Pastor's Jowers' surgery. Thank you for praying, and please continue to pray for his recovery www.facebook.com/100000315186574/posts/10219730559991338/?substory_index=1 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Tonight, we went to Grace Baptist Church in Baldwin, Florida, where Dewayne Jowers is the pastor. There, we learned Pastor Jowers has kidney mass on one of his kidneys. He will have surgery on Tuesday to remove that kidney. I received permission to share this on FB. Please pray for Pastor Jowers and his surgery.~ John ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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The heart of Go Deaf Missions is to reach everyone, both Deaf and Hearing with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a joy to teach signs to the teens at New Life Children's Home in Cieneguilla, Peru. We hope they will also help go reach the world. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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This week, we are in a mission revival at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Alvarado, Texas. Steve Lindsey is the pastor, and two of his sons are evangelists, Luke and Caleb. Pastor Steve, Caleb and Luke have all been encouraging to our family and ministry. Tricia and I are thankful for their friendship!~John ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Last Saturday, we stopped at a garden in Texas, to do a video of John signing the Gospel. We are learning how to use the camera. Pray that we learn how to use the camera well and that the video will be used to spread the Gospel to Deaf.~John ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Traveling to a conference! The story of our lives! Amanda and I took advantage of this selfie op today. We'll probably never know the total number of people who were inspired to learn sign language just to be able to talk to Amanda. She's a blessing.~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Arrived safely in Jacksonville, Florida! We are so thankful for this trip. It has certainly been eventful, in great ways. Thank you for all your prayers. Continue to pray for New Life Children's Home, for the staff and the children, and New Life Baptist Church, Pastor David, his family, and their ministries. ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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Happy Thanksgiving!Every day in November, during devotions, the Go Team shares things we are thankful for. I am especially thankful to be here in Peru, working, after being so many long months at home, unable to travel out of the country. This is my first time being out-of-country during Thanksgiving, and I have enjoyed seeing Christmas decorations going up everywhere. New Life Children's Home knows how to decorate! We have been wanting to have a pizza party for the children here for a while, and we finally decided to schedule it for Thursday. During our devotions last night, someone said, "I think this will be the first time I ever had pizza for Thanksgiving dinner!" One of the ladies on staff asked this morning, "We're having Thanksgiving today, right? Aren't we having pizza?" It's a bit unusual for sure. But turkey or pizza, holiday or no holiday, I'm thrilled to be here, and I wouldn't trade this trip for a hundred traditional Thanksgiving meals. ~ Anna ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Go Deaf Missions
For weeks, I have been wanting to carve out a few quiet moments to write. Over the last couple of months, there has hardly been a moment of rest. July seems like it must have been a decade ago. In July, we were in Lakeland, Florida, visiting churches and helping our oldest son with some projects around his house. We were planning to go to Texas from there and stay six weeks, but the first week of meetings cancelled due to the illness of some church people. In the meantime, my uncle in New Jersey passed away, and we opted to head north. It was a blessing for John to have the opportunity to speak and share comfort from God's Word with the family. Four days later, we began the trip to Texas. We were there just over a week when we learned of PJ's unexpected passing. We packed up quickly and headed to Harvest Deaf Ministries, where PJ had been staying to continue his deputation. The next week, we went back to Jacksonville for PJ's funeral and then trekked back to Texas to finish out our meetings. From Texas we returned home for a night, and went to Lakeland for a Missions Conference. It was great to meet up with an old friend we met in Germany years ago who is still serving the Lord. From Lakeland we again drove north to Washington, DC; New Jersey, and Washington, DC, again. We were supposed to go to Ohio, but got word from the passport office we would have to go to New Orleans to renew passports in order to go to Peru. We changed plans, and went to Jacksonville for a night and made the trip across to New Orleans. We got our passports and returned to Jacksonville for two full days of packing and left for Peru. Amid all of that, there is always the packing, unpacking, laundry, and repacking; the daily struggle of school on the road; and the adjustment of sleeping in a different bed every night. This particular time was also well-peppered with car trouble, and I don't even know anymore how many mechanics we have been to, or how many times we have graced the doors of Advanced Auto or Auto Zone. We packed nineteen bags for Peru, mostly for a deaf missionary we are trying to help. It has been a long stretch of coming and going during a time of grief and loss. We have joy in the journey, but I have to say the way has been hard. I am tired.I was up late last night just enjoying some time with our team. Then this morning I was up at five to teach the young deaf woman I disciple in Australia every week. We are praying for her family to be saved.After our time in the video chat, I did the unthinkable and went back to bed. I woke again very surprised to find it was already 12:30! I went down for lunch trying to figure out if I felt nauseous from not eating, or from something else. Three hours later, I still have not made up my mind, but I feel the need to sit upright and be still.So here I sit. New Life Children's Home has wonderful accommodations for housing groups. I am here alone in the room John and I share. Through the open window, a breeze is blowing. Outside the birds are chirping. Someone is playing a pan flute. A basketball is dribbling. Occasionally, hammers pound and saws run as workers are expanding the ministry here. Doves are cooing. Voices carry through the breeze. The surrounding mountains cause every noise to echo through the streets. A rooster crows. A moto taxi putts by. Dogs bark. It has been a difficult year. There are burdens I cannot even describe, but I feel so content just to sit here in the stillness and rest; rest in the Lord. God is at work here. We can see it; we can sense it. God is working in our team, too. Yesterday, we asked Timothy to share his testimony and a Gospel message with the youth here in the home. We are practicing for them to sign "Go Reach the World" next Sunday in church. Timothy shared how we are to reach the world with the Gospel so they can be saved in Christ. David wanted to share a testimony. Across from me, he asked if I remembered how he got saved and how old he was. I signed eight, and then quickly regretted not finding out why he was asking first. After class, David starting asking if we remembered him getting saved and whether or not he prayed right. It didn't take long to figure out he did not at all recall getting saved.It was neat to watch him sign every verse of the Romans Road himself:Romans 3:10 As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LordRomans 10:9,That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth, the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. I guess a Christian mom could have no greater fear than having a child who prayed for salvation without true understanding. Last night, David prayed with clear understanding and asked Christ into his heart. We are so excited for him! The first thing he said afterward was, "I have been so worried, but now I have peace." This mom has peace, too. I have enjoyed sitting alone in the breeze thinking about how good God has been. My heart is content.~Tricia ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Go Deaf Missions
Last Saturday, I went to Inca Market. I like it because it has many things from Peru. It makes me happy to buy things to remember Peru. I also passed out tracts to people at Inca Market. Pray for people to receive Jesus.~ Amanda ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Go Deaf Missions
Our team verse for this Peru missions trip is Ephesians 3:20-21. Every morning, in our team devotions, one person will say the verse, and an example of God doing something above what we ask or think will be read from the Bible. This has been encouraging, and we pray for God to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think.~John ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Go Deaf Missions
Estamos enseñando a los adolescentes la canción "Alcanza al mundo" en Lenguaje de Señas Peruana para un especial que queremos cantar el próximo domingo. Es emocionante ver lo rápido que han progresado en los últimos tres días, y espero que este especial se convierta en una bendición tanto para la iglesia como para cada adolescente debido al mensaje centrado en misiones que tiene la letra de la canción, y que de las señas que estamos enseñando, al menos se queden con las de esta canción.We are teaching the teenagers the song "Go Reach The World" in Peruvian Sign Language for a special that we want to sing next Sunday.It's exciting to see how fast they have progressed in the last three days, and I hope this special becomes a blessing for the church and for each teenager because of the mission-focused message the lyrics of the song has, and that out of all the signs we are teaching, that at least this song's signs stick in their minds.~Timothy Pozo ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Go Deaf Missions
“Taking the Light of the Gospel to a Dark World”The Lord continues to do a wonderful work here in Cieneguilla, Peru! 🇵🇪 This week, one man was saved, another got assurance of salvation, and a young man on our team made the decision to surrender his life to serve in ministry! While at the market, we heard about some Deaf that lived near the river. We walked for a couple hours toward an outer village of Cieneguilla, asking around about where to find Deaf, till the Lord brought us to the home of a 14 year old Deaf boy! Though he has had very little access to language, we’ve been able to teach him some sign language and teach him about the Bible!Our team has been teaching sign language classes to 4 different groups and several young people and adults have been eagerly learning signs and gaining a burden to reach more Deaf with the Gospel! Continue to pray for our team and the work God is doing here in Peru!~ JT GorhamPicture taken here this week in Cieneguilla ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Go Deaf Missions
Last Saturday, the team and I went to town to pass out gospel tracts. I love to pass out tracts. Please pray people will receive Jesus as their Saviour. Thank you.~ Amanda ... See MoreSee Less
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