Dear Praying Friends in Christ,
Things have been very busy for Scripture Memory Ministry. Last spring we traveled to southern Indiana to preach in some churches and a Bible college. There were many good decisions on that tour. We also traveled to Chicago, Missouri, and Alabama. The meeting in Alabama was a missions conference. What a blessing that was in many ways. We were able to schedule three more speaking engagements because of that conference. Trips also were made to Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. My nephew, David, went with me to the meeting in Minnesota. He was a tremendous blessing and helped counsel with some of the young people.
As a lot of you know, my wife, Mary, had an operation this summer. She had a swollen lymph node removed from the left side of her throat. The surgery went well and there was no cancer, which we are very thankful for! Mary is recovering quite nicely. Thank you so much for all your prayers. It meant a lot to both of us. We are thankful also for all the e-mails and get-well cards. This helped put a smile on Mary’s face. We want to give a special “thank you” to our home church for the meals and special visits from the ladies.
This summer I taught a Prophecy Conference in Tennessee, and several Vacation Bible Schools in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Most of these involved setting up the ever so popular HO scale train layout. Many good decisions were made, including some for salvation. The train layout was a little different this year as it featured all classic cars (matchbox size) from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Both the children and the adults loved it! You all know how much Preacherman loves cars! Mary got out of helping set up the train layout and all the Vacation Bible Schools because of her surgery. She says that was one of the biggest blessings of the summer! (You really can’t blame her. She needed a break!)
Please pray for us this fall as we will be traveling to Wisconsin, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, and eastern Indiana. We thank the Lord for His safety and protection as we travel so many miles a year. What a privilege it is to serve Him presenting our ministry and getting people back into their Bibles!
In His Service,
David and Mary Barker
I Peter 3:15