Erin’s Dad Is With Jesus

don 2On Thursday Erin’s dad, Don Brumm, died unexpectedly. Don, who was 79-years-old, lived in San Jose, California. It is thrilling to know Don is with Christ, yet we morn the passing of someone so close to us.

In November of 2011 Don’s wife of over 40-years died. A few short months later, at the age of 75-years, Don became a Christian and started attending Grace Presbyterian Church. Don lived 75 years without Christ, but thrust his life into study, service and worship of Jesus his final four years.

donFriday morning we flew from Georgia to California to meet with family, organize Don’s estate and hold a memorial service. On Sunday afternoon the memorial service took place and was attended by his family and his church friends from Grace Pres.

Don was an Army veteran, a computer technician, an avid 2nd Amendment advocate, a loving father and grand-father and an on-fire Christian. He was philanthropic all his life and volunteered and donated to many service organizations. The final four years of his life he began supporting our missions work and several other Christian missionaries. He even visited Honduras three times and served by our sides.

We love you Don and we’ll see you soon.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.
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