What’s Up?

What’s Up? The first annual Deaf Ladies Bible Seminar, hosted by Deaf Baptist Church, Smyrna, swnp-119-02-01aGeorgia, April 25, was exciting. Millie (Rempel) Frega (deaf) and Vicki (Olson) Kelly (deaf) were great speakers. Fellowship, special music, good food, fun and games, and encouragement were enjoyed by many. Thank you Vicki Kelly for providing this great opportunity.

swnp-119-02-02aWhat’s Up? Gospel Baptist Church, 6235 Clingan Road, Poland, Ohio (near Youngstown), Pastor Ron Royalty, will host SWM’s deaf evangelist, Allen Snare, in a revival for both deaf and hearing, May 31 – June 2. They hope the revival will help to establish a new deaf ministry in their church. Interpreter Kate Hub is teaching sign language to the members of the church.

What’s Up? Missionaries to the Deaf, Jim Sloan and James Campbell, report a successful mission trip to Kenya. They had many opportunities to preach and teach. This trip will help to open doors to the deaf of that country.

What’s Up? Deaf Liberty Baptist Church, Overland Park, Kansas, recently celebrated their 35thswnp-119-02-03a anniversary. Their theme for the celebration was, “Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future.” The most exciting moment was the dedication of David B. Hanson Hall, in honor and memory of the founding pastor, David Hanson. His wife, Charlene, and daughter, Rebecca, were a part of the special celebration. “Looking to the Future,” included asking God’s blessings on their new pastor, Mark Truitt, and his wife, Christine. Contact: deaflibertybaptist.org swnp-119-02-04a

What’s Up? Jesse and Monica Goins, welcome their fifth child, Gavin Patrick, born March 20, weighting 8 lbs. Monica is the daughter of SWM’s Jim and Terry Bracelin. They are now grandparents to four girls and four boys. Congrats to all!  To contact Jim Bracelin click here:

swnp-119-02-05aWhat’s Up? Sympathy to the family of Grace Pellet (deaf), Fruitport, Michigan. She died peacefully on Monday, March 30, after suffering a stroke. Her funeral was on Friday, April 3, at Bethel Baptist in Fruitport. Grace was a faithful Christian and brought a lot of smiles to many.

What’s Up? The annual Pennsylvania Deaf and Family Camp will be at Camp Tohiglo, 10670 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pennsylvnia, August 8 – 13, 2015 with SWM’s Allen Snare, along with Pastor Bob Bricker and others. Contact: camptohiglo.org;

What’s Up? New camp for the deaf, Deaf Spiritual Leadership Camp, Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Rd, Brooksville, Florida, July 13-17. Deaf children, teens, young adults, and families are all welcome. (See ad p. 5) Contact:  Website: dslcamp.com

What’s Up? Mid-Atlantic Deaf Christian Athletic Association announces the results of the 23rd Annual Bowling Tournament, April 11, hosted by Salem Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia. First Place: Hampshire View Baptist Deaf Church (MD); Second Place: First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg Team B (VA); Third place: First Baptist Church of Laurel (MD); Fourth place: First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg Team A. The 2016 tournament will be in Frederick, Maryland.

What’s Up? Make plans to attend the 35th Anniversary celebration of Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America to be held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, June 23-26, 2015 (Registration Fee $35). The meetings will be conducted at Freedom Baptist Church (freedombaptistchurchpf.com) in Pigeon Forge beginning Tuesday morning at 11:00 am. A special banquet is planned for Friday (Cost $15 per person) with the final service at 7:00 pm. Hosted by: Dr Fred Adams, DBFA President, Rev Mark Coleman, DBFA Vice President, and Dr Reggie Rempel, host pastor. Visit DBFA facebook page and dbfa.net for more information. swnp-119-02-06a

What’s Up? Many wonderful things are happening in Steve and Sherry Blann’s ministry, “Deaf Evangelism & Fellowship, in Cicero, NY. For newsletter click on link: deafinc.com/stevenewsltr.html

And That’s What’s Up!

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