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About the Author

Dr. David Packer is pastor of an English-speaking church in Stuttgart, Germany, (www.ibcstuttgart.de) and has been in overseas ministry for 31 years. He and his wife Lana have been married for 40 years and have served together in the Philippines, Singapore, and now Germany.

David did his undergraduate work at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, and has Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a regular contributor to adult Bible study material with LifeWay.

Lana Packer is the author of Women Making a Difference in Marriage, a Bible Study published by LifeWay, and a popular speaker for women’s events and a trainer for women’s ministries. She and David are the parents of three grown children and the proud grandparents of four grandchildren. Lana and David founded an anti-human trafficking ministry, Kainos, in Germany and Lana serves full time as the Director of this ministry. The website of the ministry is: https://kainos-ev.com/


This ministry is funded by “International Churches Ministry, Inc,” a 501(c)(3) US-based charity. Support can be mailed to:

International Churches Ministry, Inc

186 Fischer Cove

Wimberley, Texas 78676


You can contact David at dlplife@gmail.com.

  1. Annegret Drueke
    February 17th, 2010 at 12:24 | #1

    David, I’m thrilled! Thanks for including my address! I love your nighttime thoughts!
    Stay blessed!

  2. February 18th, 2010 at 07:37 | #2

    Great thoughts on Lent. Keep them coming.

  3. February 26th, 2010 at 10:06 | #3

    David, thanks for this. What a great way to start the day.

  4. Annie Novida
    March 17th, 2011 at 12:37 | #4

    Dear Pas. David,
    Greetings! I was encouraged with your night time thoughts!Thanks
    blessings to you, A

  5. Bill Gammill
    June 18th, 2011 at 13:24 | #5

    I just found your nighttime thoughts website and really enjoy it. I was music minister at FBC Brownwood from 96-2001. Came to love the church, the university and the town. I now live near Aviano, Italy where my wife teaches 5th grade at the air base. I lead worship for the contemporary service at the chapel.
    You might have heard of me when I was part of Gammill & Murphy, Russ Murphy and I traveled the country throughout the 80s doing camps, revivals, missions, etc.
    God bless your ministry here in Europe,
    Bill Gammill

  6. June 19th, 2011 at 08:09 | #6

    God bless your ministry in Germany 🙂
    It’s sad to know how the number of God-fearing Europeans has been declining… Through your ministry, may this will change 🙂
    As my bachelor degree is in German Literature, I went to Germany for short Sommer Schule in Muenchen, so… kinda knew how ‘surprised’ they were, when I asked them which church I could go to 🙂

    ethne to ethne,

  7. Roddy Burnett
    June 19th, 2011 at 15:13 | #7

    Thank you for posting these thoughts my friend. I do find it quite wonderful to read them late at night when just about to go off to bed. Will look forward to seeing you soon.

  8. Genoa McMahan Strickland
    December 11th, 2011 at 06:22 | #8

    Met you in Seminary when you’d bring the dog Gretchen out to play. Long time ago. I read you are the writer for our Sun. school lessons for Dec.

  9. January 1st, 2012 at 09:37 | #9

    I heard your wife at a conference would you have an email address for me to correspond please. Thank you,Tammy Coberly

  10. Herb Barker
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:01 | #10

    David, I was glad to see your blogsite on Linkedin. I am suggesting your “Grace in Our Time of Need” blog to be used in part or whole in our weekly publication, “Outbacker’s Babblings,” here at The Baptist Home, Ozark, MO, where Emma Jean and I are living in the independent living apartments outback of the residential care main building, hence the “Outbacker” title.

    Seems like a long time since Singapore days. I still keep active in FBC, Springfield, and almost annual trips to “E. Asia.”



  11. March 31st, 2018 at 10:45 | #11

    This is a strange request but, Lana, I have used your bible study, woman making a difference in marriage, too many times to count with women that wanted a right biblical perspective on their role in marriage. I’m sad to say it is no longer available anywhere and has been for awhile. I have scrounged amazon, eBay, etc and have found a few. I don’t like the PDF format for groups. Is there an updated version coming out or is it the download version for life😢.

    • July 12th, 2018 at 23:47 | #12

      Dear Jeanne,
      Thanks for your comment and for the kind words about Lana”s Bible Study. Lifeway has discontinued it and we are in the process of self-publishing it ourselves. Hopefully it will be ready by September 2018.

  12. March 21st, 2019 at 08:10 | #13

    Mrs. Packer, I recently started doing the bible study “Women making a difference in marriage” and it is changing my life! I am not even half way through and it is helping me so much. I would so like to have a personal email that I could share a few things with you and ask some questions. I realize you are not a counselor and such, but I do not feel comfortable sharing some things on this blog. I have had a comedy/music ministry for many years, performing for women’s retreats and such, but also for church and corporate events, festivals, private parties, etc. Anyway, my husband performs with me for events other than women’s groups. I said that to say this, that being in the public eye is so much different that being behind closed doors at home. I just wish I could talk to you personally…I promise not to wear you out! lol Thanks so much for your time in reading these comments. God bless, Beth

  13. October 18th, 2019 at 02:48 | #14

    Great site, David. Well done!

  14. Drywallfas
    October 17th, 2020 at 08:07 | #15

    удалите,пожалуйста! .

  15. Interfacetmi
    December 11th, 2020 at 14:27 | #16

    from a printed book, reproduction

  16. Fingerboardhkd
    December 12th, 2020 at 09:01 | #17

    commonly associated with

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