Rick (’17) and Shelby (Payton ’16) Brown

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Since July 2017, we have been working at Victory Baptist Church in Pleasant Prairie, WI. We began to work with the youth group and in the children’s ministries. In January of 2021, I was ordained and called to be the Assistant Pastor. I am blessed to be able to work a part-time job, and also to spend time during the week working at church. A little over a year ago we began running our bus route again at church and it has been a blessing and a challenge. We are currently running about twenty kids on average, and we thoroughly enjoy being able to put much of what we learned at Fairhaven into practice. We are also beginning to work closely with several of our bus teens in a discipleship course. We would appreciate prayers for this as we seek to help these young people in their walk with Christ.

This last year has been a season of growth in many respects. Our kids seem to be growing by leaps and bounds. Our oldest, William will be five in May of this year, Charlotte turned four in January, and our youngest, Henry is now one. They certainly keep us on our toes and make us feel the weight of responsibility to raise these precious souls. On top of that, we are expecting a surprise kid, number four, in November! We are excited to welcome this new life into our family.

Sincerely,

Rick and Shelby Brown

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