Monday, November 12, 2012

A Christmas Mission Trip to Peru


Hey, this is Britt on my mom's blog.

I can hardly believe that I have reached the midway point of my undergraduate work at the University of Texas. My college experience has been awesome.

This past summer, I worked at Pine Cove Camps for three months as a Senior Counselor. Last January, I went on an international mission trip with Pine Cove to Cochabamba, Bolivia. I have been selected to go again with Pine Cove on a mission trip this coming January 2013 to Lima, Peru to teach leaders at a national camp how to better run their camps and make a difference in the lives of youth.

Pine Cove has been taking college students on Commission Camping mission work in Latin America for the past seven years.  I hope that I am able to raise the money to be a part of this unbelievable opportunity to reach lives for Christ. 

What I am asking of you is to first pray for God’s direction and provision for this trip to Lima, Peru. Secondly, I am asking you to consider helping me financially to be able to participate in this trip. I want to follow God’s call. This last $1,000 has been difficult to raise.  If you feel led to give, please make your check out to me and send it to:  Britt Brandon, P.O. Box 90814, Austin, TX 78709 or you can directly donate to the PayPal account:  I will forward all of the money on to Pine Cove. All gifts are tax deductible.

Please know that any support you are able to provide for me to go on this trip will be a blessing. I am hoping to find 100 friends who will dontate $10 as a one-time gift.  Every $10 will move me forward to be able to attend this outreach to the people of Peru. Whatever you decide, thank you for your prayers and for your love for the Kingdom. And thanks for reading this.

Britt Brandon
University of Texas, Junior

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Britt

                                                                                                                                                                        We waited 7 l-o-n-g years for your arrival. 

Seven years of infertility after having three children in three years. 

I just had to touch your big toe, first thing, to see if you were really real.  Oh the joy!

Endless swim meets...thirteen years worth.

Exciting AAU basketball games...eight years total.

Epic being named a Terry Scholar at UT
                              and a Coca-Cola Scholar.

Our circumstances do not define us.

Our lives are not centered around our wins and losses.
Only one Center.

In just 21 years, you have been through a lot.
You watched your Madre suffer like none of my other children have.
We could not be any more proud of how you have embraced the God you love.
Look at how young you were when you moved to Austin.

Some memories I hold dear was your trip to Thailand
when you were seventeen.
You raised all kinds of money to help an orphanage
where Brooke volunteered.

Happy 21st Birthday to 6'4" of humility and kindness and love.
Your siblings adore you!

And a verse I pray for you all the time ---
2 Timothy 4:7
Fight the Good Fight
Finish Your Course
Keep Your Faith

Love You Forever.
Miss You So.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Congratulations Brooke & Luke on Your New Life Together

 Brookie Two Shoes is Getting Married.

No words can convey this Mama's gratitude and love
for this girl of mine.  The words just haven't been created yet---not in the dictionary.  I love her more than words can wield the matter, as Shakespeare once said.

Brooke has brought me more joy than
I ever knew possible.
She's been a dream to raise. 
From Cabbage Patch dolls
to coloring books galore
to life-long piano play
to 3-legged race back-to-back 7-year Champion
to Mission Trip lover
to Texas Youth & Govt Attorney General
to U.S. Senate Youth Delegate for Texas
to Coca-Cola Scholar
to Valedictorian
to the perfect Aggie
to Former Aggie with a costly ring
to SBC Journeyman in Thailand
to UTA Student Worker
to Connect Children's Minister
and I've missed a whole bunch in-between ...

Barrett Brookie and Blair ~ Preschoolers Together
Middle School Days - You made your own dresses - sounds like Pioneer Days

High School Days ...
and little Britt says: Why did you part my hair in the middle???

The most awesome Roommates that God brought your way.
Life Long Friends!

18 Times a Bridesmaid ...
Now you will walk the aisle to pledge your Love & Loyalty
Your Life at UTA  -  You loved these girls so much!  And they loved you!
Chiang-Mai, Thailand where you laid down your life for your friends.

You were only four when you crawled over the seats of your siblings
in the movie theater watching The Little Mermaid
to reach your daddy's neck and cry out to him:
"I'll never leave you, Daddy.
I'll never get married."
You were only 4.
The time has come.
Go forth to love this man.
And vow your love away forever.
And become one in the God you both adore.
It is your calling ~ it's your turn ~ and it's good!

And you met Luke from Kansas in Oklahoma ... and you knew ...

Life before Britt
You will always be my little girl
Love You More Than Words Can Tell

Treat Luke like a king among men, he is.
As you open this new chapter of your life,
May the Beautiful God in you
Grace you with His Power & Presence.
And may the Word He gave you yesterday,
2 Corinthians 5:14
be oh-so-ever true in both of you.
Controlled by the Love of your God!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Britt Returns from Bolivia

         * Thank You from Beautiful Bolivia  *

                                        This is Britt.  I want to say a huge Thank You for your awesome support
                                                   of my trip to Bolivia through your prayers and financial gifts.
 It was so exciting to be a part of what God is doing in Bolivia. I was a part of a group of 15 Pine Cove staffers who partnered with Camp KewiƱa in Cochabamba within the network of Christian Camping International. This was the 1st year for this partnership for Pine Cove. It was a humbling experience to help teach their native staff some of the things we do to run a camp well and learn from them how to share the gospel message in their cultural context.

                                            We actually ran a camp of high school students with the Bolivian leadership,
                                  incorporating theme nights and all those things that make Pine Cove what it is---
                                                         an awesome place to find God and know Him better. 
                                                       I learned that God moves despite the cultural barriers.
                                                        God is working all over the world, not just America. 

                                           We share one common goal to know Christ and make Him known. Philippians 3:10
On our day off, we hiked up a mountain with a crazy steep incline & visited the Cristo de la Concordia. Look at the amazing view of  2 million people in Cochabamba as we gazed from inside of the huge statue of Christ.

I made lifelong friends in Bolivia. I’ll serve with these guys this summer as I’ll be a Senior Counselor at Pine Cove Camps. If you’d like to read more about our time in Bolivia, our ministry blog is: 

Because of you, I could go.
My sincere gratitude
for helping to send me to Bolivia.        Britt

Praying for Our Friend Joanne Psalm 131:3 Waiting on God. Hope Now. Hope Always.

House of Blessing Tribal Childrens Home

House of Blessing Tribal Childrens Home
"Whoever welcomes a little child in My Name, welcomes Me." Matthew 18:5 We have posted pictures of the orphans receiving their gifts from you. Scroll down to the post entitled "Today Was the Big Day." Many orphans didn't own anything of their own, but now do, because of you.

My Family

My Family
Britt, Blair, Bev, Bob, Brooke, Barrett


I've met some amazing women through blogging. I would love to hear from you. My personal e-mail is:
I have another blog where I blog daily as a small group of us read through the New Testament this year. It's called A String of Pearls. We carry each other on mats (when we just can't walk anymore) to Jesus and sweet things like that.


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