We were appointed by WorldVenture in September 2018 as global workers to Taiwan. In August 2019, we moved to Taichung, Taiwan and served there until January 2021. The Lord surprised us with an unexpected transition back to the United States to care for our family. After transitioning back to the states, we were re-deployed to the Americas field to serve in diaspora ministry, focusing on refugee care. We now live on a farm about an hour outside of Atlanta serving displaced people throughout Northeast Georgia.
People from all over the globe, many from unreached people groups, are being displaced from their homes and transitioning to the U.S. We desire to walk alongside these families who are leaving dangerous and traumatic situations and receive them with the arms of Christ.
Leviticus 19:33-34 tells us, “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
*Our mission is to help the nations around us experience the love of God through holistic care and meaningful relationships.
We seek to do this in two main ways:
– The first is simply by loving and serving displaced families. This can look different for each family we serve. It can mean providing transportation, helping them locate what they need, having hours-long tea times in apartments, having them into our home, or simply going on a hike together. Our hope is to build joy-filled, long-term friendships.
– The second focus we have is providing spiritual companionship for diaspora peoples. This can take on several forms – having bridge-building, Gospel-centric dialogue between faiths, discipling new/existing believers, and being a safe place where they can be both vulnerable and heard.
We are humbled to serve in this way and would love for you to prayerfully consider partnering with us through prayer or financial support as we seek to minister to the nations who have become our neighbors.
How you can join us in prayer:
-For the many displaced people in Northeast Georgia, that the Lord would give them what they need as they learn to live here.
-That the Lord would give us fresh, creative ways to minister boldly using the gifts and resources He has given us.
-That there would be an increasing awareness to the needs and stories of those who have been resettled or immigrated to the United States.
Three Part Quarterly Focus Series:
1. How to Faithfully Walk Forward: The Brown Family Story
2. A Paraclete Conversation with the Browns (Available by Special Request)
3. How to Practically Help Refugees
Publications With WorldVenture:
* He is Enough For Today, Day 17