Scripture Memory Ministry
Every word of God is pure. Proverbs 30:5
David and Mary Barker
110 S. Mineral Springs Rd.
Porter, IN 46304
home: (219) 926-5161 cell: (219) 771-9916
Dear Praying Friends in Christ,
A lot has been going on here at Scripture Memory Ministry. As many of you know, my brother in law, Patrick Reamer had a massive heart attack and stroke last September. It is truly by God’s grace and a miracle that he is even alive. He is doing much better and defying all the doctors as he is able to talk, stand, and is even starting to walk again! Thank you for all your prayers, and please continue to pray that he will make a full recovery.
My model trains were used in two revival meetings this fall. Once again they brought out many visitors. I don’t know who enjoyed the trains more, the Pastors or the kids! Many good decisions have been made, including salvation, and we saw revival in the hearts of many people.
Many miles have been driven in the last couple of months with God’s safety. We have traveled out west to Idaho and Utah, and out east to Maryland and West Virginia. Everywhere we went we saw God working in the hearts of the people as the altars were filled with decisions to seriously start memorizing God’s Word.
I just returned from a two week preaching tour in Mexico City. I had the privilege to speak in five churches and a Bible Institute while I was there. What a joy it was to preach and teach to the Mexican people and to see them so hungry to learn the Bible! These people looked up every verse on the outlines they were given as I preached. The altars down there were also filled with many people making decisions to learn God’s Word.
While in Mexico I had the opportunity to stay with the Rardin family. Many of you know this missionary family and support them. They are doing a wonderful job and staying busy for the Lord. What a joy it was to go visiting with Brother Clint and see all the people who have been lead to the Lord and are now growing as Christians. (I am also thankful that he did all the driving in the Mexico City traffic!)
In January we will drive to Florida for our winter snowbird preaching tour for a little over 2 months. This year we are taking my model trains as many churches have requested them. I hope the trains get lots of people to church!
We are heading to Texas for our last preaching tour of the year to speak in three churches. We will be gone for two weeks, then home for a two-week holiday break.
We hope that you have a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. Never lose your desire to learn God’s Word and to serve Him with all your heart.
Please pray that God will continue to bless our ministry and supply our needs. We are still looking for more churches to support us. We are excited to continue to travel to churches trying to get them into their Bibles, and to depend upon God’s Word for the answers.
In His Service,
David and Mary Barker
I Peter 3:15