Thursday, April 23, 2009


Greets to all of you. I wish that I could see each of you face to face and visit with you to find out what is going on in your lives. Please send a little note to give a little sample of your lives these days. I care and I would take advantage of those notes to spend time praying for you. A few of you don't know Christ personally and you know that my greatest desire is for you to see the reality of God's love through his Son Jesus Christ. If you have been around Lynne and me you have heard from us about the need to be forgiven for sin the reality of judgment after death and the great experience of walking with Christ while living! Don't delay...Read Psalm 51 about how to approach God!

My short letter is to request that you be praying for the Bible-study at our home tonight and the skateboard ministry tomorrow night called 180 sk8 Church.  Youth's lives are being changed by Christ and the number of boys coming to Bible-study on Thursday nights is increasing. God provided donors who are paying for the new study-guide from the Navigators and a whole box of Bible for us!!

I can not stress just how important I consider this request. It is the most important thing I can ask of you. I want to see God take this community for His Kingdom! Please begin to see the critical need of this blessing God has placed in your life...PRAYER! I am not asking you to pray "God, bless the Bible-study at Mike's house."  Rather----Pray that the hearts of these young boys would be open to the Holy Spirit tonight, that Satan would lose his foothold in their lives, that the broken hearts they hide would be healed by God's presence and power!, etc.

May you be vessels filled up and used up for His eternal purpose!
Love and Blessings,
Mike Baber
180 sk8 Church

Saturday, April 11, 2009

sk8 Ministry for Friday, April 10, 2009

Things are moving ahead in dramatic fashion at sk8 Church. In addition to the change in schedule for the skaters on Friday night there is also the Thursday night Bible-Study at my house.

Schedule change: Our numbers were growing to the point that we decided to create middle-school age session and High-School session. We decided to keep them on Friday night which eliminated having a completely different night to manage. It makes a long 5 hour "on-site" ministry but it is do-able. We noticed a change in the attitude of both groups which we describe as positive. The younger kids have their "own" time and aren't pressured by older skaters. The adult skater (Doug) is also able to work with maturing skaters to help them develop stronger skills.

The older skaters enjoy themselves more as well. The pace stays rapid and they loosen up quite a bit. We have more personal chat-time with the olders because we are not "putting out fires" with the youngers.

We are going to try and do a barbecue each Friday (hot dogs). It does provide a need as some kids come directly to the sk8 Church building after school.

We have a lot of prayer-needs. I could make quite a list here but just lift up the ministry that we may be able to communicate to the kids the depth of who God is. Pray that the eyes of their hearts would be open to knowing God. Pray that they would understand that they were made for God and become true worshipers. That is our focus. Our Father knows our every need and how everything that we have on our list of dreams is for the sake of bringing HIM glory. We submit that list to Him for his provision. Would you please join us in praying? Thank-you.

The following words are from a song I know as "Hymn of the Welsh Revival". The words say what my heart sings as I reflect upon God's great love for us. Following these two stanzas will be the web address for the entire song. Still, insufficient words describing magnificent love.

Mike Baber

Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days.

On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

Fwd: sk8

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From: Mike Baber <>
Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 9:30 PM
Subject: sk8
To: Mike Baber <>, Lynne Baber <>

Hello to all,
First Friday of the new split schedule was smashing...just smashing (a little posh-English there!). We had 33 kids. Visiting adults stayed for the Bible-talk (PTL). Many good things are happening including the second Bible-study on Thursday night. God is AWESOME! WOW! I get pumped when I get to see how God is working. Please. As these times get difficult...don't despair. Make yourself available to His Holy Spirit. Be a vessel filled up and ready to be used. Just look around you. We live in a TRE (Target-Rich Environment). Let Christ pour through your lives to the hurting around you.

Pray for additional helpers to come on Friday nights. The number of skaters coming make it necessary to have more help. Pray for God to move as He wants...may His will be supreme.

I hope that you are doing well. This is Saturday night. We spent yesterday as believers considering the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. At about 2:45 yesterday I remembered that He died right around 3 o'clock after hanging on the cross for about 6 hours ( see for source). Here was the Son of God pouring out his life for all the world so that we could be reconciled to God. He suffered for me and you...bearing our chastisement.  I complain about 45 minutes in the dentist's chair (really, I complain about a lot less...just ask Lynne!).  Six hours hanging on the cross. The physical pain was unimaginable. But even be sinless and yet be made to become sin for the world. Wow. What grace and mercy flowed on that day.

May you have a great day on Easter you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Love and blessings to all of you,
Mike and Lynne Baber
180 sk8 Church

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Mike Baber

180 sk8 Church

303  9th Street

Belgrade, MT  59714




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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Though many of you will not open this till later on today I am asking those who do read it to pray for the Bible-study that will be at our house at 6:00 Montana time for the skaters. I have a great hope that several will show up as many expressed interest in being here. I am using a book called First Steps to get them going in their new faith. May God move in the heart of each one, creating such a hunger to go deep in their walk with God. Thanks, Mike

Father you have saved these kids. They belong to you now. Satan would lure them and try to snare them with mega-temptations. Please protect them from his deceit. Give them hunger for righteousness, hunger for your Word, hunger for your presence...for you. Meet with them where they are today. May you be glorified in our lives as we seek you, your truth in your Word. In Jesus name, amen.