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Arkansas Road Trip

A couple of weeks ago we spent our fall break in Arkansas.  We had the opportunity to meet with many people over several days.  It was humbling to see God connect people to the story He is writing in our lives and have old friends, and new ones alike, join the BrunsTribe.  We also spent quality time with mature Christians who shared their wisdom and experiences with us.  Continue reading…

Trusting When Hands Are Idle

Not going to lie. Having to cancel and reschedule all of our ministry appointments for two weeks because the fever virus, pink eye, and strep throat swept through our kids has been SO frustrating.  To God I have cried out my anger, I have expressed my sadness, I have labored to understand.  His response was simple, “Do you trust Me even when your hands are idle?”  Continue reading…

Our Work + His Results = Kingdom Influence

God calls us to work, and to work hard.  However, we are not responsible for the results and we cannot control them. Nate and I are learning this on a daily, and sometimes hourly, basis.  We are called to share our story, but the results…hearts that connect to that story…belong only to God.  Continue reading…

Dinner Guest Awards

Chocolate Pie making in Nate’s family is sacred territory!  We didn't know it, but we recently had a dinner guest state that making pies is “her thing”!  She graced our family with an incredible chocolate pie – and Nate knows good pie.  It was an unanimous decision, Guest Award for Most Impressive Display of a Pie Dessert!

Pray. Give. ENGAGE.

Over the past two newsletters we have discussed the partnership of Praying and Giving.  One additional way to partner with us is to Engage with our ministry.  We would love to connect with you over coffee, lunch, or dinner.  We would be honored to share our brief story at your Community Group, Bible Study, or Prayer Group.  Do you have friends that are interested in missions, have a connection to Europe, or enjoy hearing about journeys of faith?  We would be honored to connect with them, too.  Please email us at if you want to get a conversation started.


We are more than halfway to our December 30th goal of having 50% pledged.

50 days and counting!

Partner With Us

Your support matters!  We need committed partners to support us monthly or annually in order to join our team in Germany.  You can do that on our website or directly through the EFCA ReachGlobal.

or Mail Check to:

EFCA ReachGlobal

Attn: Donor Services
901 East 78th Street 

Minneapolis, MN 55420-1300
Memo Line:  Bruns #2111

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