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A Perfect Father

Brook Hills
Being a parent is hard. Parenting a toddler is particularly hard. It’s not so much the work or being woken up in the night, or reading the same book over and over again that gets to me, though....
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Shepherding God's Church to the Nations

Brook Hills
A shepherd’s primary responsibilities are to feed the sheep sound, biblical truth as the Bible reveals it to us and to equip the saints for the ministry. I think faithfully teaching the whole...
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Reaching the Nations

Brook Hills
The kitchen and a small dining table were in the basement. It was getting late and we were all sat around the table together talking: two Christian women and five Muslim women. We shared a love of...
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Surprised While Serving

Brook Hills
When I first began serving in Preschool Ministry, I did so in partnership with my wife, Liza. I’m not sure I would have thought I was a “good” candidate to work with preschoolers. It wasn’t...
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We Connect Meaningfully - Miri's Story

Brook Hills
My name is Miri. I'm from Germany. I got married in 2014 to an American and that's why I'm here. Derrick and I met when I was here on vacation in the United States and we were dating for two years...
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When Darkness Left and Light Came In

Brook Hills
When I was younger, my dad was in ministry. He was a pastor on and off, so I grew up in Christian home. I thought I was saved at a very young age. It was one of those things where I would repeatedly...
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Gratitude for the Global Offering

Brook Hills
The Global Offering is used each year to support our overall global disciple-making efforts. These resources are used to support members of The Church at Brook Hills sent out of this faith family to...
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In Their Homes

Brook Hills
Two weeks before we got to East Asia, one of our long-term partners was riding the bus on her regular schedule, and this gentleman came up to her and began to speak English. He was a director of a...
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Because of Your Giving

Brook Hills
Have you ever found yourself in an unplanned, unforeseen circumstance? A circumstance that left you in need of Godly counsel or financial help? There is no doubt that many of us have or know of people...
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Abner Aguilar

Brook Hills
My name is Abner Aguilar. I am from Honduras and was born into a Christian family. When I was a kid, my grandpa would say, “You are my pastor, my little pastor.” I always admired him because he...
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Seed Planters at The Birmingham City Jail

Brook Hills
One Sunday four years ago, we were sitting in Small Group and a lady walks in and says, “Hey, we need some people to volunteer or to consider being a part of this ministry up at the Birmingham City...
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The Fullness of Biblical Community

Brook Hills
My name is Abby, and I am a senior at Samford University majoring in elementary education. I am from right outside of Memphis, Tennessee. When I moved to Birmingham, I didn’t know anybody here. So,...
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Why Go Mid-term

Brook Hills
My name is Andrew. I currently serve as the Mid-Term Director here at Brook Hills and have been doing that for about a year and a half now. There are several aspects of my job that I’d like to see...
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The Body at Brook Hills

Brook Hills
Several years ago we started talking with a missions organization, SEND International, about becoming church planting missionaries. We were leading a singles small group at the time, and members of...
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Trey Greene

Brook Hills
I’m Christopher Thomas Greene III. You can call me Trey. Hence the name... the third... Trey. I’m 13 years old. Growing up from 1-year-old to 6-years-old with my whole family together, I’ve kind...
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A Story Like a Psalm

Brook Hills
"I moved here to Birmingham about four years ago. I had an aunt and uncle living here when I was growing up, so we always came to visit them over the summers. We were really close to them, but my...
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The Joy of Worship

Brook Hills
I can’t think of time when music was not something that I enjoyed. Most of my earliest memories pretty much revolve around music. My mom loves to tell people that when I would be sitting in my car...
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Armando Noé

Brook Hills
My name is Armando Noé. I’m from Guatemala. I have been in the U.S. since 2004, and I came to Alabama around 2006. I was raised in a Christian family, but I didn’t really know the Lord. I went to...
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Steve & Karen Dewhirst: Ministering through Apartment Life

Brook Hills
We were involved in ministry preaching and teaching for 38 years and recognized that the group we were associated with was not where we needed to be. So we just walked away from it and didn’t know...
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Mfreke Obot

Brook Hills
My real name is Mfrekemfon Obot. That’s what my parents named me but since I came here not everybody can pronounce the entire thing so I just shortened it up to Mfreke Obot. I’m 27. I was born in...
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Nate Farrow

Brook Hills
I see my role in singles ministry as trying to bridge that gap between college students and young married adult. And I’m not interested in just seeing the Singles Ministry itself growing and...
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A Journey to Open Adoption

Brook Hills
It was about the time of our first wedding anniversary that we started seriously considering going to some classes just to learn more about adoption. It had always been on our hearts as individuals,...
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Halie Kawell

Brook Hills
I was a teacher and then I ended up quitting my job and going into full-time ministry as the Academic Director at Oak Tree Ministries. And so I work with most of these kids in Marks Village several...
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Eating to Connect

Brook Hills
"What is that smell?!" I walked around the corner expecting to see a trash dump but was greeted with quite a different sight. A group of Malaysians were sitting around a small table laughing and...
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