Months ago I was invited to come lead worship for SE regional YWAM conference in Talladega, Alabama. This event is happening this week and has been absolutely amazing. Over 300 missionaries are gathered here to wait on the Lord and trust for an increase in the mission field by 200,000 from America alone. We have been hearing teaching on faith, soul winning, kingdom culture, and more. We have had times of worship filled with passion that just won’t stop…and it is only 2 days in.
Let your heart be stirred by these videos. We have had 48 hours of incredible worship and passion in the hearts of everyone in attendance. We are still meeting until Friday and I have no idea where we will go from here. Last night we had a 3 1/2 hour meeting of just revival worship. The crowd took over at one point and led itself in worship that couldn’t be stopped. There were many people physically healed of different issues. Many people healed from depression, self-image issues, and much more. The testimonies were astounding! I can’t remember being a part of a night like this. What an incredible time to see young people with explosive passion for Jesus!
James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (NIV)
Over the past 2 1/2 years we have seen some of the most abject poverty in the world. Children living in homes built over sewage water. Shacks filled with layers of boys and girls who can hardly move for lack of space. Little tummies bloated with the pain of emptiness—empty of both spiritual life and physical food. As a father, I know how difficult it is for my children to give me focused attention when they want a snack, let alone if they hadn’t had a square meal in days. How can a child hear the truth about Jesus over the rumbling of their empty stomachs? Read the rest of this entry »
Eight years ago Ronda closed the door on her 1st grade classroom and a few days later opened up the door to her new classroom called the “Barker School of World Changers.” The first student’s name was Jacob Aaron. About 19 months later a new student enrolled named Ariel Joy. Then our newest student enrolled on September 11, 2006. Her name is Hailey Grace. This school has been a full-time job plus some. These three amazing students have learned faster than we could have ever imagined and have also proven to be quite the teachers to both Ronda and I.
We didn’t realize this school would be an international school, but our students have been required to train on four different continents and eight different countries. As our students have studied in these different parts of the world we have seen their hearts grow larger than we could have ever imagined. They have become more thankful, adaptable, compassionate, and mature than we ever were at their ages. This is just the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »
As the Lord continues to move our hearts and minds to further His Kingdom, we have been prompted and obedient in moving to Australia. Check this website regularly for updates on what we've been learning.