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It’s not really that new of a ministry for me at all: the arts and youth have been the main themes of most of my life experiences and opportunities. I get the sense now that all I have done before has pointed towards this. Experiences like tagging along for years to rehearsals/performances when my dad and step-mom were directing shows, starting a youth choir at church and directing a musical when I myself was in high school, participating in countless productions in high school and college, working in the costume shop at Sterling for my on-campus employment, directing all those MADD (music, art, drama, and dance) Camps for youth at Heartland, writing my degree at Sterling so that I could teach any of the fine arts on the mission field, teaching the fine arts at the Denver Street School, helping with and leading youth groups for all of my adult life, directing choirs and dramas at the churches where we’ve served. For some reason, though, it never came together for me before that teaching high school theatre specifically would be a perfect way to combine all of my passions and abilities. But, now the light has finally come on!!! It even goes well with those aspects of my personality which I always felt were negative, like preferring to work on projects rather than on-going responsibilities which never end. All this is to say that, God is AMAZING in how He creates us each to be unique, and then leads us down a path in our life that we may never really know where we will end up, but we...

Brown Family Update – May 2008

Fell off the face of the earth? No, we haven’t, in case you’d wondered. Yes, we know we haven’t sent an email since March 5. No, it’s not because the rainy season knocked out the internet to all of east africa. Yes, it’s because we’re busy and sometimes lazy and forgetful, and often both at once. Consequently, since we skipped a month, we have a TON to tell you about! During the past two months, we have moved to a transitional home on a AIM missionary compound. Also, Lesa had her wrist surgery which ended up being fairly significant and is taking a while to recover fully. Praise the Lord that it is doing better every day! Mom & Dad We began our journey over the past few months with the visit from Andy’s parents over Easter. We had a wonderful time with them, somehow squeezing in trips to Kibera, an overnight ride on the Lunatic Line (go rent “Ghost in the Darkness“), a few days at the beach, a move, visits to the Rift Valley and Kijabe, and a game drive. Read the full story here. On-Field Media The OFM has been PDB (pretty darn busy) serving AIM throughout EA – East Africa (we are an organization that loves abbreviating). Andy’s got a few more stamps in his passport, and some great photos and stories as well. In March, Ted and I (Andy) went on a trip. We met some amazing national believers, some amazing Christian workers there, got spat on, rocks thrown at us, and all kinds of frontier-missionary kinds of stories to tell. Get our photos...
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