Commissioned

The Commissioning Service at DCC was one of our most memorable experiences ever. The morning was filled with surprises for us – especially through many of our dear friends speaking and encouraging us from the stage, videos from friends in Africa, and photos of our time at DCC. It was also a significant morning musically. We sang some of our favorite songs, such as “Missions Flame” by Matt Redman, which speaks very clearly of how worship is the fuel (and the goal, John Piper!) of missions. This is where our heart is – we want to see the Lord worshiped in every tongue, in every nation. And our love of God and experience of a life of worship to Him drives us to help others find the same. At the end of the service, we sang “Jesus Paid It All” with our successor (new worship leader at DCC), John Webb. It was very powerful to lead worship together and transition from our leadership to his. Way cool. Our AIM regional administrators, David and Darlene Noden came for the service, as well. They spoke a bit about how our church needs to go ahead and “kick us out” 🙂 so that we can go – even though it’s hard for us all to part. We all talked about the fact that it’s not so much that we are leaving DCC to go on to something different, but that DCC is now going to Nairobi through us. We are still a part of this church body – functioning not as musical-worship leaders, but as missional- worship leaders. The elders anointed us...

Rocky Mountain High

Last week we had an incredible trip to Denver. A really really refreshing time of catching up with friends, leading worship at the church we used to be on staff at, enjoying the view, eating Colorado style pizza, playing stand-by roullette at DIA. We were blessed by so many friends and family there, and came away feeling incredibly encouraged and commissioned to the work God has called us to. A quick update for this week: * Our monthly support pledges now stand at 77%, props to our God! * We have 4 weeks to raise the final 23% (about $1100/month) in pledges. If you, your church, or someone you know would like to join our support team, just fill out this card, and email it back to us at andy (at) brownfamily (dot) ws. * Our home church interviewed someone for our job last weekend, a really talented worship leader from Texas. Please pray with us that God would call someone to our position and that the transition would be smooth for our congregation here. * We have a huge load of things to sell in the community garage sale this weekend. So much, in fact, that I’ve rented a U-Haul to get it all there (way more stuff than the space we’ve been alotted will hold!). Please pray for good weather and that we would sell as much as we can. We’re counting on the proceeds from this to help us set up our home in Nairobi. * We’re not even unpacked from our move 2 weeks ago (to temporary missionary housing) and we’re busy re-packing our things...
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