Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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Gatebuilder Ministry
A ministry to ministries. We want to help you become a more effective servant of our Father and your community.

Living Smart
Outreach Ministry

Equipping people to be positive,  productive members of the community.

Prayer Ministry
Prayers and prayer resources for Baha'i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Age, Pagans and other faiths.

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Religious Education
Resources to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions

Music Ministry
Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

Resource Directory
Where to find help for medical problems, abuse, finances and other issues.

Career Planning
How to identify the right career, locate potential employers and get the job you want.

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Attitude Is Your Paintbrush

A young orphaned boy who had been taken to his grandmother's house.
The house caught fire one night. The grandmother tried to rescue the
little boy, but was overcome by smoke and died in the disaster. As the
fire blazed, a crowd gathered. They could hear the boy crying for
help, but nobody could seem to find a way to reach him.

Then, a stranger rushed out of the crowd and climbed a metal pipe that
stretched past an upstairs window. the pipe was extremely hot, but the
man ignored the pain. He went in, reach the boy and climbed with him
back down the hot pipe to safety below.

A few weeks later, a public hearing was held to determine who should
have custody of the boy. One by one each person spoke about how they
could care for the boy. A farmer, then a teacher, then the town's
richest citizen suggested because of his great wealth he should have
the boy.

The judge asked if anyone else had anything to say. Slowly, a man
walked to the front of the room. As the man reached the front of the
room, he slowly took his hands from his pockets and showed everyone
present badly scarred hands.

Suddenly, the little boy cried out with surprise. He recognized his
rescuer. The scars were from the hands he had received climbing the
hot pipe. The boy fell into the open arms of the man who had saved
him. One by one the crowd left, because those scarred hands said more
than anything else anyone had to say.