Yesterday was our weekly all base evangelism day. It was a very good time for us as I think we made a major step up in our evangelism. We met in our office at about 3 o’clock and talked a little about what we wanted to see happen over the next season of our base. It was really good as we all did heart checks and we prayed for about 30 minutes just seeking God and trying to get his heart for the lost. 

We went out very boldly! Fellow staffer Morgan and myself went out together, and we walked around asking people if we could just steal some of their time to talk to them about God. Immediately the first person told Morgan plainly “nope”. Then we continued to walk, and I asked a man the same question and even before I could finish he said “I don’t want to hear it” very sternly. But after that, we were finally able to get into a few good conversations with people. Morgan had a pretty good talk and was able to share his testimony with some visitors from Switzerland. It was a good day!

I think it was an especially good day because we were all very excited to go out. We all had a lot of joy in our hearts and that gave us boldness to be out there. We all came to the conclusion that we really didn’t care what people thought or if they rejected us, we just wanted share the gospel with whoever we could get to listen. 🙂  

I have learned a lot about evangelism over the past few years. I am no master, but I have come to a few conclusions. 

1. You will always be rejected by people. It happened 2,000 years ago, and it happens today. 
2. You have to be more concerned about what God thinks, and cannot care what man thinks.
3. You can never listen to the voice that says: “maybe next time”.
4. You actually have to believe that THIS IS GOOD NEWS!!!

We do evangelism every Thursday as a base. If you are in the area, please join us! We meet up in our office at 3 o’clock. 

– Brandon

Want to see what we do when we aren’t working??

Because c’mon… everyone wants to know what missionaries do when they are not actually “working”….

Well, we stay busy by…

…making funny faces…

…repairing boards…

…holding bunnies…

…getting blown away at Oso Flaco…

…and playing with other people’s babies.

Ahhhh, see we do have lives!

-Brandon and Kirsten

Looking Back Over the Past 3 Months…

Our DTS students and outreach leaders left this morning…. Brandon drove down the 2 teams (Nicaragua and India), while I stayed behind to finish cleaning up the house.  Its such an exciting transition as the teams leave to begin their outreach phase, and its very enlightening to look back and think about the past 3 months of their lecture phase.  We had so many good times, and it was an honor for Brandon and I to watch them grow, challenge themselves,  and learn so much about God!

Want a dose?

A dose of what our goal is?  The verse from Isaiah that has been a banner for our lives led to this video montage’s creation.  Its nothing much, hardly a full representation of our ministry, but it does serve as a peek into the calling God has put on us as a couple.  If you watch it, who knows, maybe you’ll catch the calling too?!!?
God bless!!!

Brandon & Kirsten

Serving one another… (by Brandon)

On Monday we had a very intimate time of worship. While we listened to worship music in the background, we read in scripture the passage about Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. While Jesus is washing his disciples feet, he then instructs them to do the same. It’s funny how we as a church body pick and choose which of Jesus’ instructions we will do. During the last supper after the disciples take communion, Jesus instructs them to continue doing this to remember him. And, traditionally, we do communion once a month in church. So why don’t we wash one another’s feet?

So, during worship we set up washing basins so the students and staff could wash one another’s feet and pray for one another. It was a very powerful time and quite a humbling experience, both washing and getting your feet washed. It is amazing the connection you feel when you wash someone’s feet and serve them. It was really a good time and a good reminder that our role is to serve one another.

Logan washing my feet, and then praying over me.

Lisa washing Hoover’s

Cat washing Lisa’s

Justin washing Andrew’s feet
And praying for Andrew
Washing Cat’s feet
Serving and blessing Cat
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April 1, 2009 - 4:37 am

willinpismo - i’m proud of you guys, i’m glad we get to do this with you. I look forward to the next couple years 😉