Dear Praying Friends in Christ,
We have just returned from our Florida/Alabama winter preaching tour. We traveled almost 4,000 miles without any van problems. We thank the Lord for His safety as we travel.
We started in the Florida panhandle preaching in several churches. We were involved in many ministries. Besides speaking in the main services, I preached in Masters Club, men’s prayer meetings, Taekwondo class, and the Second Chance ministry. I even had a chance to be on the radio where I was interviewed about memorizing Scripture. Mary had the chance to speak at a ladies meeting. We saw many good decisions. Several of those were for salvation.
We had an open Sunday so we went to a church in Alabama. The pastor loved our ministry and has invited us to his missions conference in April. We also had the chance to see a little of the Gulf of Mexico.
We then traveled to the middle of Florida to DeLand. I preached in nursing homes, AWANA, and regular church services. I also helped trim some trees on the church property. That was quite a work out!
We then traveled south to churches in Fort Myers, and in Margate (this church is near the location where the Florida school shooting occurred). Many good decisions were made in the services. We also had the chance to be an encouragement to some pastors along the way. How I thank the Lord for the wonderful opportunities He gave us! It is an undeserved privilege to serve Him.
Since we have returned home from our southern tour, I preached at a mission’s conference in Wisconsin, two churches and a Bible college in Indianapolis, and Jolly Sixties at our home church. We are certainly keeping busy.
I also went to the doctor for my yearly checkup. I am doing so well with my diabetes that I do not have to go back for a whole year! Mary is going to the doctor at the end of this month. We are hoping to get a good report on her also.
Please continue to pray for us as we travel. We have many miles to cover this year. May the Lord find us faithful till He returns.
In His Service,
David and Mary Barker