From My Perspective: by David Batker

posted Feb 27, 2013, 7:45 PM by Cameron Hubanks   [ updated Aug 8, 2013, 2:20 PM ]
        Big Word!  Yes, I went to Sunday School regularly, was confirmed in the Lutheran church and attended services “religiously” until I went in the Navy at age 19.  My belief in and faith in God was probably more superficial then deep seeded and real. My parents, especially my mother, instilled a total sense of take what comes and handle it independently. Probably too much so, as she and I were known to butt heads as they say, quite often.  I think even though my faith was put to total test on June 16, 1966, along with my life long training.   I was able to save my father’s life by preventing him from bleeding to death after his arm was nearly severed in an accident involving a hay baler.  

The timing and my being there to help were all wrong, because of a series of mistakes.  Only God could have created this situation of me being there to help.  I have wondered why so many factors were involved, but maybe I can talk to Him about it after I get there.  One thing I have decided, is to put my faith in God in all decisions, because He is always there.  Acting spontaneously is sometimes necessary, in retrospect our actions are guided by God.


Dave Batker joined Zwingli about fifteen years ago.  He is a retired farmer  and lives in the Brooklyn area with his wife Katie.