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Consistent inconsistency?

Consistent inconsistency?

Alright, once again i am sorry for my consistent inconsistency. I will try to make good excuses, i have been doing some cool stuff lately and just pushed off writing. i know I’m lame but i really do want to try to make these posts meaningful so i try to create inspiration/be inspired instead of forcing myself to write lame half-hearted posts. So there is my apology for being late, and i really do mean it. Huge thanks for reading this even though i am so sporadic with my writing. Now to the main post!

Fall is upon us! How do i know? Because i get cold when i sleep. Specifically in a hammock….. Outside……In the mountains. Now it’s my inclination to just leave that for you to think about and create your own story for but i will give some context. This past Friday my Dad and i(i never ever say it like that it’s always me and my whoever but for that sake of trying to be a better writer)  headed up to Fairplay Colorado for the 2016 Calvary reach men’s retreat! There was about eight of us and we stayed from Friday to Sunday midday at a little cabin that one of the men owned and graciously shared with us. Now you might say Why were you outside in a hammock when there was a cabin you could stay in? More context, Friday night dinner was chili…… eight men…..eating chili…. all sleeping in a small cabin. i hope you can connect the dots. That’s all the hammock context you get, to the next part! This retreat was pretty great, for me this was the first time i was able to connect with the men of my church. We would do devotions in the morning and then discuss different things we maybe did not understand or struggled with. There was so much encouragement and transparency, my mind was blown. At night we studied with R.C Sproul (Via DVD). One of the specific thing that impacted me the most was the discussions of relationships i had.

As a single guy still working to figure out life and try to establish a good framework to build a relationship on, these’s conversations helped me out a ton. It’s a huge blessing to talk about things i don’t understand and have a God fearing and loving MAN  pull you aside and tell you his story about what God did in his relationships. There are more things that really impacted me, and i have so many things that i am stuck contemplating but overall i am refreshed.

So there’s that. I am not going to write more because i think i will save some of the other things i learned for another post.

Updates!

Hunting! This Friday i leave with my dad and youngest brother to head out east and hunt antelope. please pray for success in our hunt and safety as well. Please pray that we would be a light to the land owners that we hunt with and that our mouths would be filled with the Holy spirit and that God would be glorified above all else.

Dudebro Missions now has a facebook page up. If you like what i write and want to connect further visit me at facebook!

Please keep my language learning in prayer. i am working to try to learn as much Mongolian as i can before i actually get to Mongolia but it’s really hard for me.

Finally as always if you want to connect with me or want more information on supporting me hit me up at killinggiants@gmail.com or leave a comment below. If you have suggestions for things to write or have questions feel free to leave them in the comments.

Thanks Once again for taking time out of your day to be a part of my life. Бурхан адислах(God Bless)-Noah.

ALL KINDA NEW STUFF

ALL KINDA NEW STUFF

 

 

Alrighty! i will apologize for being late, i know this should have probably been a while ago but it wasn’t. As the title says i will be talking about all kinds of new things that have happened in the past month-ish.

First thing, giving. For those of you who want to help me out with financial gifts, you can! i spent a lot of time talking with my pastor about this and we finally have everything (that we can think of) straightened out. Here are some details for giving. If you write a check write it to Calvary Reach so that you can get your tax deduction but specify that it is for Dudebro missions so that way the money will go into my missions account. As far as giving via internet and card we are not able to do that because the churches online digital giving is set up for a different account so for now i am relying on the U.S postal service. When you send a gift you should receive two things. The first is some information from me and a verification that we received your gift. The second will come in around tax season and that will be a receipt for charitable giving so that you can get a tax deduction for what you gave to me. Here is the contact info and address for my church: CALVARY REACH-Pastor Joel(720)-506-3224-Joellwheels@yahoo.com this guy is my pastor, he has helped me out alot especially with the giving setup. Here is the church address: 17104 E MERCER DR AURORA CO 80013

A few of the reasons i wanted to do the giving through my church was because they will keep me accountable. So if my car breaks down or something but have no money, i will not be able to dip into the missions money (i don’t think i would anyway but i like taking steps to prevent the worst). Another reason is that if i received money by myself i would not be able to write tax deductible receipts because i am not an official nonprofit. The government says that you have to basically pay over 1000$ to register, which to me i feel is a waste because now my money can go through my church and after i go to school my money will go through YWAM, and i don’t have to pay extra to be a nonprofit.

One of the other things that has changed is my DTS location. i will now be attending DTS Discovery Bay in the Olympic peninsula of Washington state. After trying to contact the YWAM base in Darkhan Mongolia(North of the capitol UB) i got an email from a couple in Washington, the Deidrics. After emailing the Deidrics for a little bit we finally conversed over the phone. They told me about all the work they did in Mongolia in the early 90’s and also gave me information on the school in Discovery Bay. i found out that that school is tied in directly to the ministries happening in Mongolia, and South East Asia. So after some conversation with the Deidrics, my parents and God i have decided to go to school in Washington State! This Way i will get to develop relationships with the people who will be the bridge between Mongolia and the states for me (more on that in the next post), and school will not cost as much either, only around 6,000$ plus airfare instead of the 8,000 for Norway.

That’s all i have for this post. Once again if you have questions, comments, or suggestions please share them in the comment section. If you want to help me out but don’t know how please pray for me, i need loads of help trying to remember the new language i am trying to learn and i would also like to get better at communicating.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!-Noah

PS. If you want to contact me or get more information on what i am doing shoot me an email at killinggiants@gmail.com

Incomprehensible

Incomprehensible

Mongolia fact! When you first approach the Ger, call out “Nokhoi khor” which literally means, “Hold the dog”. This is basically the only warning that the inhabitants of said Ger will receive because knocking on the door of  ger doesn’t really happen. You are mostly just supposed to yell, then open the door and let yourself in. So forget about southern hospitality its all about eastern hospitality, way far eastern hospitality.

Now to the post! First things first this post will mostly be someone else’s words and not mine. Now i know this is sort of a cop out from writing my own post but i have had this poem stuck in my head for a while now and think this is a good time to share it. The poem is written and performed by Levi The Poet, a artist who greatly inspires me. i even had Levi play a show at my house once. It was a great night that will always bring a smile to my face. So i will share this poem and i am not going to ruin it with a commentary at the end. i just want you guys to think about it with your own thoughts.

 

Boundless I am convinced that the love of God is as boundless as the seas were they to overflow and break the barriers into the expanses of creation’s boundaries. Were the water to rush like waves, were we the innumerable grains of sand, carried in its storm towards a timelessness, held in a sovereign hand… Eternity would be the first to sing that it were not enough, and it would burst forth into another in effort to contain such a love.

I am convinced that the grace of God is as unfathomable as the space that the seas of love would spill into as they pour forth and cover all of my shame. Should all infinity be swathe, were we the innumerable stars in the sky, swept by the flood into a righteousness, clearly seen by redeeming eyes… Eternity would be the first to sing that it were out of place, were it supposed that it should be sufficient to contain such a grace.

I am convinced that the joy of God is as incomprehensible as the heights of which the oceans of love and grace are subject to spill over into life. Were all of hell to bear its swords, were we the innumerable elect, lead into war behind a white horse, a king who defeated sin and death… Eternity would be the first to sing that it could not employ a volume or song sufficient enough to describe such a joy.

 

16-5

16-5

Colossians 1:28-29(ESV)

28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. 

Sorry for being late on this post. i will try to make it up to you all and get an extra post done by this weekend.

Сайн байна уу!(sain baina uu!,i have been working on my letters :p) Wow! It has been a crazy week. i sort of just got home from Rocky Mountain Honors camp, where i was up and active for 16 hours a day for 5 days straight. Now i am not saying how busy i was for sympathy, its actually the opposite. i want you to be exited because for 5 days straight i had 16 straight hours daily of gospel and love sharing. But first before i get too excited, let me explain how camp goes down.

RMHC is a Awana scholars camp, basically meaning that kids grades 6-12 who finish their awana book for that year are eligible to attend camp. At camp most activities will have an AWANA~ish spin. For example we lay down a square around the flagpole with the four awana colors, red, green, yellow, blue for each different team. Throughout the day we also have Bible hour! Bible hour is AWANA quizzing and story time get massed together. The way Bible hour works is the teachers bust out ye olde flannel-gram and teach the kids a lesson (this year Jr. high learned about the names of God).The kids have to listen and pay attention because at the end the teachers quiz the kids on the lesson and the scores get totaled onto the team points at the end of the day. High school students get a time during the day called Train for it where they can be a part of a specific ministry team like prayer and evangelism, work crew, drama team, games help. Then towards the end of the day we combine jr. high and high school students and play a large game. Sometimes this game is messy (this year may or may not have included a 4 pound cow tongue), but mostly its just a big fun game that everyone gets to be a part of. Then to wrap up the day we have chapel where the camp pastor give us an awesome message (this year was real biblical apologetic s). Now this is truly a rough overview but really do you want me to go into detail for 16 hours of a day especially if the details include undigested food, suicide fountain drinks with floaties in them, tears, blood, sweat, really bad Russian accents for days on end, and cleaning up puke at 2:30 am? i didn’t think so (but if you do want those details hit me up, i really do love talking about camp).

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Me and my boys at camp
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Bible Hour
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Yea i didn’t have any fun at all

The best part of this camp for me was the people, and by people i mostly mean the staff. At camp there are lots of issues that come up. Some small and some not small but all are handled with love and wisdom. i know that in my experience, if i had struggles i could ask a staff member and they would give me help and a Bible based solution. The hearts that all the staff had was overwhelming as well. Everyone’s hearts where overflowing with love,  patience, and joy, and that went a long way with the kids.

i know i am probably not expressing all these things as well as i would like to, but i know that at a minimum you get a good of what camp was like.

UPDATES! As far as money goes i am working with my pastor to figure out how and what to do with money. We almost have it all settled out but we are just working to make sure there will be transparency and accountability with money. Also when we are done you will be able to receive a tax deducible receipt for your gift. Just give us a week or two to finish smoothing things out.

Next week (not next post i don’t think) i will have some new information on the YWAM DTS school. i recently talked to some new people in new places and a lot of plans ave changed, but in a very good way.

My best friend Isaac stated up his blog Ascetichedonism. i will write about this soon, but in the mean time go check out his writings.

PRAYER UPDATES! Talking to pastor Mojic (my Mongolian pastor) he told me it will take 1-2 years for me to learn the Mongolian language. So please pray that i will be firstly very motivated to learn the language because i am very prone to laziness, and second that God would bless my language learning specifically with word retention.

i have made some changes to my school plans ( i will post about them maybe next week like mentioned above) mostly because God opened alot of new doors witch is a big praise

Once again if you guys have any questions feel free to contact me at killinggiants@gmail.com. If you have questions or comments, leave them in the comment section below. Also, if you have suggestions for things you want me to write about or things you want to hear about, please let me know.’

LASTLY a huge thanks to my editor. See i am not that great at the English, but God blessed me with a editor who helps me make sure all these posts are just right. So thanks Editor!

Praise God!

Praise God!

Mongolia fact! Mongolia gets so cold in the winter that you need to wear 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts and then a jacket and underneath that all you will need thermal underwear. i was informed about this when i attended the Mongolian church of Colorado! That’s right: i found a all Mongolian church here in Denver! Its the Colorado Mongolian Church, and yes their is no English spoken…. like at all.

Now at first i was going to try to tell the entire story because i did alot more than just attend Mongolian church. In fact i didn’t really attend the “church” because i missed the sermon. On my search for Mongolian church i found the wrong church, met a groundsman for the main church(the Mongolian church uses a room rented from a bbbiiiigg Presbyterian church) who is striving to become a church planter in mexico, then celebrated a birthday party and shared dinner with the Mongolian church during their fellowship time.

One of the cool things that stood out to me was the prayer over dinner. It was the pastors wife who prayed over dinner and when she prayed it was in Mongolian, but it sounded like she was singing. It was very beautiful. The other thing was the incredible friendliness towards me. I walked into that church a white american who can only say “sain baina uu”(the standard greeting means basically how are you. You then normally respond with “sain, tasain baina uu” which is  “fine how are you?”) and when the pastor introduced me it was nothings but smiles and encouragement. i was even invited to go with the church youth to an American Mongolian christian youth conference in Oakland, California!

So needless to say God was very good to me this past weekend and i have  now found a Mongolian congregation to be a part of. i am going to let this be the end of my post, their was alot more i thought about writing into this and i tried to write into this but it just gets too long and jumbled, so i think this will be good. Once again thanks for reading. If you want to talk to me just shoot over a email to killinggiants@gmail.com and i would be more than willing to talk to you. If you have any post suggestions, questions or comments in general please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. Thanks and God bless!

Psalm 47:1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!

P.S. Tonight i leave for Rocky Mountain Honors Camp, i will be a counselor for a team of 6 Jr high boys. Please pray for safety and patience and that i would be blessed with lots of wisdom. When i get back i will share more about camp.

 

Hope, Joy, and love!

Hope, Joy, and love!

Alright, thanks for keeping up with these posts. i know i missed the weekly mark but i am happy to keep up with my bi-weekly goal. i know it’s not a very large post, but i like it.

 

Mongolia fact! According to an article by NPR from 2009 (I know it’s kind of old but its what google gave me) states that 5% of Mongolian women are dependent on alcohol and 22% of men are dependent on alcohol. That’s dependent, not just addicted. according to the addiction training and counseling center of Mongolia, 51.2% of the Mongolian population abuses alcohol with 70.5% of alcohol consumers being below 20 years old. This is pretty sad.

 

The thing i find interesting is the solution presented by the secular world. The secular world says that you only need to educate people and give them access to better rehabilitation facilities and programs, but these do not work because they never address the real problem. The thing is addiction is a compensation for a lack of something, such as lack of real relationships, lack of true hope, lack of true joy.  The only real way you can get lasting versions of those things is through a relationship with God and Jesus. 1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

This is awesome news because we can have freedom from all our sins and addictions! We can have freedom from drug abuse, freedom from alcoholism, freedom from depression and freedom from pornography. Galatians 5:16  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Can you imagine how Mongolia would change if all those addicted to and dependent on alcohol turned to God and became dependent on Jesus!

Discipleship training school

Discipleship training school

What is a discipleship training school(dts)? Why should I go to a dts? how does a dts work? firstly I am going to start this post with some Mongolia facts. 


MONGOLIA FACST! according to Wikipedia Mongolia has about 5 major belief groups. out of the entire population(1,905,566) 53% are Tibetan Buddhist, 36.6% are Atheist, 3% are Sunni Muslim, 2.9% believe in Shamanism(the local traditional belief), 2.1% are Christian, and the last 0.4% consists of various different religions.

Now back to dts. the dts program is basically a school that YWAM created for people who are called to missions. these schools consist of two pieces and I will talk about each piece on its own.

The first part of the dts school is the training period. during this training period we will get to learn in a few different forms like classroom lecture time, communal living, and  practical missions training. for me I will be working with students on a extra project(more on that in a minute). The second part is the real life application of what we have learned. this consists of making teams out of the dts students and participating in a three month missions trip where we get to apply the things we learned in school to a real life place with real life people who are hurting for the gospel. 

Now, me being a mechanic I was looking for way to be able to utilize this skill that God blessed me with and Praise God he showed me how. The specific dts I am trying to attend is called Motor Missions dts. This is a new type of dts and it will take place October 2017 in Skein Norway. Motor missions dts lasts eight months witch is 3 months longer than the standard dts. During our time we till participate in the lecture and learning phase and at the same time we will work on building a race car. while we build the car we will be renting the shop and tools from a christian motorcycle club. after the car is built we will use it as a tool to connect with people and share the gospel at different car clubs and racetracks.

Another cool thing about this dts is the building. the building is a old prison that has been made into a school,and all the old cells have been made into the living areas for the students. I think this is beautiful because its a representation of how when we let God work we become free and are no longer prisoners to are old self, Ephesians 4:22-2422 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. we become God’s instruments of love and mercy.

Thanks for reading another post and once again taking time to think about me. I am working to fund this mission trip/school with the end goal of being a long term missionary in Mongolia but I cannot do it on my own so if you feel god calling you to help me out then awesome and if not please keep me and the unreached people of the world in prayer. Pray that God will work in supernatural ways and bless those that are working to further his kingdom with a abundance of the holy spirit.
Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. thank you for helping me proclaim the gospel. 

feel free to leave any questions, suggestions or comments in the comments section below or if you want to talk to me more personally my email is killinggiants@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading.

Thanks for reading.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my rough blog! Here i will try to explain to everyone reading this who i am, and what dude-bro missions is.

     My name is Noah Brandt, I am 21 years old living on my own and working to get into the missions field in Mongolia. I am currently working full time as a diesel tech at Wagner equipment company. I am a Awana leader on the weekends and a game leader for Rocky Mountain Honors camp every summer. if I am not busy with my church, or Awana, I am probably hanging out with my brothers or my best friend Isaac(he is a missionary too).

     Now to the missions part. Firstly what is missions? Missions can be summed up by what Jesus said to us in the great commission in Matthew 28:19-20 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age“.  missions is Christians following this calling and spreading the gospel and creating churches everywhere! For me I have felt God calling me to Mongolia. This calling started quite a while ago as just a big interest in the country, but as time moved on I grew more and more attracted to the country and was trying to figure out how to get there. I thought that maybe I could go with work but that got shut down, then I thought I could go with Awana and that got shut down(but they just now started a club and I encourage you to go take a look at what they are doing), so then I looked to a fairly well known missions group called ywam(more about that in a minute).

      At the Colorado home school conference while I was doing this my mom,being as awesome as she is, spent most f her time looking for books and information on missions and specifically Mongolian missions, and praise God she found the only book on Mongolian missions. The  book was called A Sheep In My Bathtub by Brian Hogan. That book is the story about how the hogan family was moved to missions by God, and after serving in various locations god sent the hogan family to Mongolia in the early 1990’s to start a revival and church planting movement. this book was the final push that got me over the edge.

     After reading a sheep in my bathtub, I contacted ywam asking for information on Mongolian missions and ended up with the e-mail for a man named Ron Boehme, I sent Mr Boehme an e mail asking for information on Mongolia. The response I got for that e mail was less than what I had expected, it basically said “We are very busy in Mongolia with a youth camp please try to recontact me in a couple months when we are not so busy”. This was a bummer to me but I was happy that they were so busy, so I waited and actually forgot to email them back. Then another while later my best friend Isaac decided to go on a mission trip to Papua new guinea(Png for short) and another friend of mine left for south Africa. so here I was, all alone(not really though but my closest friends were gone.) and I decided I really need to go do missions. So I sent Mr Boehme another email and he responded by sending me his phone number and asking me to call him. So I called him and we talked, he told me that currently their were not any short term mission trips and I let him know I wanted to do long term missions. He was pretty surprised by this and asked me if i had attended a DTS(ywam’s discipleship training school, I will talk about this later because this post is already too long) and I said no. He told me that i ought to look into a DTS and then he prayed over me and blessed me and sent me his book The Fourth Wave(again i will talk about it later).

     So to try and wrap this up here is where I am at now(I maybe skipped pieces from the last paragraph to here but again maybe i will mention it later) I am trying to fund a DTS and the dates are all lined up but i need help to actually get there. The school is in Norway(my next post will be about the school) and is about 8 months long. While there we will learn how to be effective in missions and then also apply that training. Now here is the main reason for sharing all this information with you. I NEED HELP!  Now maybe you are thinking “O great another missionary asking for another hand out. Yes and no, the biggest way you can help me is to pray! Please partner with me and pray that God will bless me with a abundance of the holy spirit, pray that i would be blessed and that Gods will be done, pray that i would have gods vision and love his people with his love, pray for whatever God asked you to pray for because he knows what I need better than I know and pray for all the people that are being reached through christian mission. The other way you can support me is the more obvious financial support, even though I do have a job and am putting away money i will still need help. The price for school is about $8,000 and the flights are about $2,000 round trip(I have $2,000 saved already!). So all together I am looking at 10,00$ total for 8 months(by the way school starts October 2017). That’s alot of money and i will be trying to depend on God for alot of help, so if you feel God calling you to help support me then thanks! But if not please pray for me.

     Thanks for taking time to read this and I apologize for any bad spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the fact that this is a long post and I might not have answered all of your questions. I will try to update this blog every other week and give you more details about the things I might have skipped over. Once again thank you.

 Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong. Do everything in love.-Noah

P.S if you want to get a hold of me just shoot a email to me at killinggiants@gmail.com