Our People – Profile

Des and Mercia Barton

Rural Network
Farming has been our life. It was on the farm that Des came to faith and together we began our journey with God that continues today. While on the farm up north we encountered people involved in The Navigators and have been involved ever since. The contribution that God has given us is taking to Gospel to friends and acquaintances and as they come to faith, discipling them to become life long followers of Jesus. We have seen God at work in this way through our children and grandchildren, they in turn being used in the lives of others. Having sold the farm, we now give much of our time to visiting, encouraging and equipping people in The Navigators rural network across the New Zealand countryside.