Let the memory of Richard be with us forever.
  • 74 years old
  • Born on February 16, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
  • Passed away on December 24, 2018 in Kent, Washington, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard Barnds 74 years old , born on February 16, 1944 and passed away on December 24, 2018. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Terry Daggett ( Bender) on 16th February 2019
Rich , was such a special man of God. Even though I didn’t know him well, I admired his love for the Lord and what an influence to those who knew him. We , at Prairie Flower will truly miss Rich and Paula and their friendship and ministry to us. Praying on behalf of all who’s hearts are grieving of the loss of their dear loved one and especially Paula. Because He lives we can face tomorrow, Terry Daggett ( Bender)
Posted by Dave Ernst on 16th February 2019
We first met Rich and Paula Barnds several years ago in Springfield, Missouri, as they were preparing to serve the Lord in Austria. Over the years of interacting with them as the Lord moved them from ministry field to ministry field, we observed a driving passion for serving Christ and ministering to people. We thank our Lord for that example. Dave & Nita Ernst, Prairie Flower Bible Church
Posted by Ann Bollinger on 31st January 2019
Richard was a dear friend, along with Paula, for over 30 years. He invested in our lives, along with our children, Nathan and Chiree, who were 7 and 4 when we first met him and Paula in 1988. They stayed with us often as they began their deputation work to head to the mission field. Richard taught the Word to us and LIVED it before us…always faithful to do what’s right and always concerned about the souls of others, wherever he was. The wonderful gospel of grace and presenting it clearly was a passion of his. It always seemed that the world and life’s burdens were not to distract him. He was called to serve the Lord, and faithfully he would serve!! Every time Richard and Paula would return from the mission field for their furlough, they would come and stay with us. It was wonderful to watch his spiritual leadership and to see how naturally he loved everyone he and Paula met. He truly was a godly man of integrity that let the love of the Lord flow through him. Our family’s lives are better and richer spiritually because Richard was our dear friend. Thank you, Lord, for Richard!! (P. S. Marriage is a picture of the gospel, and Richard and Paula’s marriage was truly honoring and beautiful as they lived it out everywhere they went. It will be a continual testimony to the world, even though Richard is in heaven…because Paula is his godly widow working by and for God’s grace here on earth and honoring the name, Mrs. Richard Barnds!) With much, much love for our forever friends, Jimmy and Ann Bollinger
Posted by Larry Saenz on 22nd January 2019
Rich was both a friend and a brother in Christ. He was a man of faith and he manifested that faith through his love for Christ. He was always quick to pass on the "good news" of Jesus Christ to anyone that he could get to listen. He also was willing to teach others how to do the same through various venues, some of which were, Mission Trips, Church Planting (home and abroad), English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (TEFL) and support of his local (home) church, Crossroads Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. There is so much more that can be said about Rich's life and love of service to God, his family and others but this scripture, quoting the words of Jesus Christ, sums it all up... "Well done, good and faithful servant!" Matthew 25:23

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