16 days, $500/month to go

The stats: 16 days until we leave for Africa 15 days to raise $500/month in support 21 days before school starts in Kenya 50 days until shooting starts on Andy’s feature-length directorial debut We’ve had an amazing time in America, seeing family and friends and supporters, but our time is finally winding down. Honestly, we’re more than ready to go back. We’re torn between the people we love here and the work God has lined up for us to do. We are anxious to begin our next term and see what God has planned. IMMEDIATE NEED Our organization, AIM, requires us to be 100% supported before allowing us to return to Africa. We started our furlough in June with $1100/month shortfall. We’re extremely grateful to have been blessed with $600/month of new support since then. This leaves us still $500/month short of being able to return to Kenya, with our round-trip tickets already set and school and a movie production we’re involved in all waiting on our return! We are praying for 5 or 10 families that can partner with us financially. The average amount our supporters pledge is $100 a month,  Please pray about being one of those families, and joining us in God’s amazing work on the African continent! Email us right away if you are one of those families, we need to show evidence of our 100% support by the end of the month! THE MOVIE Andy’s team is making a $100,000 feature-length movie this year, with filming scheduled to start middle of September and Andy as the director. Please pray for the funding to come in by...

Furlough update… day 15/44

We’ve had a wonderful time in Virginia, seeing our sending church, Dulles Community, and meeting with many friends and supporters who’ve stuck with us and prayed for us during the past 5 years in Africa. A quick update from our prayer requests we shared: The Masai jewelry we brought from Kenya has completely sold, bringing over $600 to the Masai church ladies’ ministry to orphans in the Olepishet community! We’ve picked up a couple new supporters! We are still looking for about 9 new families or churches who could commit to financially supporting us at $100/month. If you’re considering supporting us, could you please send us an email to let us know, as we need to show our organization that we are 100% supported before the end of July. We are now into the “vacation with family” portion of our trip. We’re in North Carolina at the moment, heading to the Smoky Mountains with Andy’s family. Our last week on the east coast and then on to the midwest! Love you all, Andy and Lesa...

Virginia tonight!

After a day in Amsterdam and a few days’ rest in Illinois, we are beginning our epic summer tour roadshow! During the next week+ in Virginia, we’d love to see as many people as we can. If you live in the DC area, please come to one of the following events and hear about Andy’s epic trips to Egypt, Iraq and Madagascar, and the feature-length film he’ll be directing in September. Lesa’s got a lot of great stuff to share as well… Sunday, June 10 at 10:30am leading worship at Dulles Community Church Tuesday, June 12 at 7pm dessert night at Brad and Amy Russell’s house Thursday, June 14 at 7pm dessert night at Bruce and Cindy Lang’s house Sunday, June 17 at 10:30am speaking at Dulles Community Church If you’re not able to make it to one of these events, we’d still love to see you. Please call us on our cell in the next few days so we can find a time to meet. 309-752-8355 We don’t take it lightly that there are nearly 100 people in the US and Canada who sacrifice financially, regularly, for us to serve the church in Africa, and even the church in the middle east occasionally. We are humbled and blown away every month to see who God will use to provide the funds it takes every month for us to live modestly and serve effectively here. Before we start our 3rd term as missionaries in August, we need to raise about $27,000 total (in one-time gifts or monthly pledges) before we’ll be allowed to return to the field. Would you please be praying about joining our support...

May update, and urgent pray requests…

…it’s been a month like no other, and it’s only just begun. Please take a moment to read what God has been doing in and through us, our summer furlough schedule, and how you can partner with us to continue doing this ministry as our 3rd term in Africa starts this summer. The Sound of Music, Lesa’s 9th show at our school, and the first one featuring Sydney in a major role, finished 2 weeks ago. See photos from the show and read more about the 11 weeks of rehearsal, 85 cast, crew, and orchestra, 5 sellout performances, and 1 drama teacher to rule them all. Tonight, Andy heads to Egypt and on Monday, Iraq. He will be serving as a videographer with International Christian Concern, an organization whose mandate is getting the world to notice Christian persecution and to fight on behalf of those who are enduring this persecution. Read more about this trip, and how you can be praying for Andy, and especially for the christians from these countries. 2 days after he returns, Andy starts casting for “A Distant Boat”(working title), the first feature-length film his team has ever taken on, and with Andy as director. Andy’s team will weed through up to 400 actors in 2 days to get down to a cast of about a dozen. Watch a short video about this film project and how you can get involved. A little under two weeks later, and the whole family will be in Amsterdam, riding the canals and checking out the Anne Franke house, on a short 1-day layover on the way to the US...

Brown Family Update – Dec 2011

In this update: On-Field Media the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Lesa’s first choir concert Robbie’s video from the top of Mt Kenya Avery’s broken arm Sydney cute as ever and our need for year-end donations Holiday Greetings from Africa! We hope you all have had a joyful Christmas holiday and are able to spend this time slowing down, enjoying friends and family, and celebrating the incarnation of God into our world. We have certainly been using this past week to unwind and take a deep breath – our lives have literally slowed down to a halt the past few days, which has been quite lovely. Its been a full semester of activities and ministry for the whole family and we wanted to fill you in on what’s been going on with us and what is coming up. We thought we’d give more details than usual, just in case you’re interested/have some time to read! We really wanted to give you a picture of our everyday lives here in Kenya! Andy and Lesa Just when we think our ministry here in Kenya couldn’t be better, He refines it even further to fit who we are. As you all well know, we tend live life at a high level of activity. Over time, we’ve begun to understand that this is how God has uniquely made us and called us to serve His people. So we don’t feel overwhelmed at all that God has us doing right now, in fact we see everything as opportunities to serve with the gifts, experience and passion that has all come from Him. Just...
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