Bart & Kelly Barker
We are the Barker family and we have the awesome privilege of serving the Lord in Choma, Zambia, Africa. Our vision is to facilitate sports training and soccer/volleyball tournaments with our Zambian partners. Sports evangelism will give us the opportunity to develop relationships, and share the truth of the gospel. Organizing sports activities also gives the Zambian youth an opportunity to focus on being a good teammate, learning from a godly coach, and playing a game they love instead of the prevalent lifestyle of alcohol, sex and abuse.
Bart will facilitate a discipleship program for those who receive the Lord as their personal Saviour. We will be working with local Zambian led churches in order to create a place for new believers to be baptized, worship, serve and fellowship. Lord willing, Bart also plans on using his 15 years of law enforcement/military training to create relationships with local law enforcement. Bart plans on using his experience to teach Zambian law enforcement new and much needed skills.
Kelly has a passion for kids and will be serving in the youth ministries at Grace Baptist Church in Choma. God has gifted Kelly as a successful business woman and she plans on using those skills to help some of the women within the local church find opportunities to make a living. Kelly will also be homeschooling our two youngest children Caleb and Brooklyn. Our oldest son Bryce will be taking online courses in order to finish high school. Bryce is a gifted athlete and will be partnering with us in our sports evangelism ministry.
The Barkers also want to provide a place where people from around the world can come to Africa, to minister and serve the Lord on short-term missions trips.
Thank you for your partnership in both prayer and finances. May God bless you and your family.
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