Uploaded: November 11, 2008
Update Since Last Fall
By the Grace of God Rick Barton Ministries
October-December 2007: We returned from forest fires in MT and had the privilege of teaching in San Diego, Borrego Springs, and Denver. I led a men’s retreat on the Grand Mesa. Then it was teaching skiing and training college students for ministry. We took college students to the nursing home and assisted living to sing Christmas carols.
January: I was able to once again lead the ski school in a New Years Eve prayer on top of Crested Butte. The month was filled with preaching in local churches and the assisted living facility, along with more ski instructing and college ministry.
February: Ski Instructing, college ministry and leading worship at the High Ground Men’s retreat in Beaver Creek, CO.
March: Ski instructing, teaching forest fire classes for federal, state and county firefighters and college ministry. Melva and I traveled to visit our daughter and son-in-love in Scotland. There we did a concert in a castle, held a chapel at a Bible college, and shared at a church. We also had the privilege of holding a chapel for the Christian Focus Publishing Company.
April-June: We had the privilege of holding services and outreaches in Guthrie, OK, Cripple Creek, CO, Pitkin, CO, Livermore, CO, the Colorado Wildfire Academy, Esterbrook, WY, Lake City, CO and Denver, CO. I attended a Doctor of Ministry seminar at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY and preached in Louisville and Gallatin, TN as well.
July: We held a rodeo church service in Gunnison, and then shared with a church retreat for some wonderful Calvary Chapel folks from Denver. Later that day I was dispatched to a forest fire in N. California where I was able to give out Bibles and pray with firefighters.
August: Most of August was spent on another fire in N. California with more opportunities to share Jesus with firefighters and give away firefighter New Testaments.
September- October: Another Forest fire with opportunities to share in N. California. College ministry and teaching adult Bible studies. Still another fire, this time in CO. We held a chapel service for the WSC football team and conducted college ministries. Preaching in Denver, dinners with supporters in OK, TX and CO.
Upcoming: Teaching at the Horizon School of Evangelism in San Diego (Dec. 11-12), teaching skiing and college ministry, teaching at Southern Seminary in Louisville (Jan. 23), holding services in Delta, CO (Feb. 1-4), attending a Doctor of Ministry seminar in Louisville (Feb. 9-13), and leading worship at the High Ground men’s retreat in Beaver Creek (Feb.25-27). Prayerfully pursuing starting a Bible school.
ALL OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE THE RESULT AND GOD’S GRACE AND YOUR PRAYERS!