What position does SWMission Board have with the local church?

SWMB does not replace or circumvent the local church, but assists and acts as an extension of the local church. SWM is incorporated, but it is also “sent” from a local church with the pastor…

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Are SWMB missionaries required to pay a fee for services?

No! SWMB missionaries are not required to pay for our services, but naturally, we will accept offerings to be used in operations of the home office. We do ask the missionary reimburse SWM for printing…

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Does the Silent Word Mission Board (SWMB) send missionaries?

No! SWMB is a serving agency, not a sending agency. SWMB has never “sent” one missionary. All SWMB missionaries are required to be sent from a local church.

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Where can I stay while attending ASLI?

Click the links below for a list of motels/hotels in the area: Trenton, GA Collegeville, PA  

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Do Deaf people use braille?

This questions is sometimes still being asked. Blind people use braille to read. Deaf people use Sign Language to communicate. Deaf-blind people use braille to read and tactile (hand touch) Sign Language to communicate.

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Do Deaf people really need to be saved to go to Heaven? I mean, doesn’t God understand their handicap and overlook their sin?

The Bible teaches that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23. “All” means all people, even the Deaf. Deafness is not a handicap, but a “communication handicap.” Special effort is…

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What is the greatest need of Deaf people?

The greatest need of Deaf people is the same as for hearing people — to have Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Our ministry is dedicated to the Great Commission of reaching and teaching Deaf…

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I am interested in becoming a foreign missionary to the Deaf. What should I do?

Contact David Bennett through the Silent Word Ministries office at 706-657-8000, or email through the SWM International website – international.silentwordministries.org.

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I do not know Sign Language. How do I reach Deaf people with the Gospel?

Pictures are a great tool to share the Gospel. Our booklet, You Can Go To Heaven, has been used to lead many Deaf and hearing people to Christ. Or you can download it here: Download. Also,…

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How do I get someone to present the need for a deaf ministry in my church?

Pastors can request a meeting using this form, Contact Us, or by calling the SWM office @ 706-657-8000.

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