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Randy and Beki Kerkman

 

Team Kerkman

With a calling to music and mission, we are “musicianaries,” based in Dundalk, Ireland and traveling wherever we are invited to share and serve in story and song, as well as to meet practical needs. We perform at house concerts, pubs, and churches, write and record songs, and volunteer locally and around the globe. With a motto of "Music, Travel, and Service," we are constantly amazed at where and how God can use us! 

Here's what we're doing

...and how you can help

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

So far, our adventures in volunteering have had us swinging hammers in Juarez, Mexico, performing charity concerts in Poland, and the Czech Republic, being part of a church service in Berlin, serving meals in Illinois and County Wicklow, and spending Christmas with the Roma in Romania. Adventures all, and more to come with a focus on the local this year. 

Current Volunteer Projects: Yearly Trip to Vis de Copil - Arad, Romania for Christmas shoebox and end of year donation help. (Planning for December 2019). Beki volunteers at the An Tain Arts Centre in our new town of Dundalk as a way to plug into the community.

EDUCATION

Randy is currently working toward his BA in theology at Irish Bible Institute

Year 2 started in early September, and Randy is attending full-time. This means lots of commuting to Dublin and lots of homework! He is learning all kinds of things about the Bible!


RECORDING & TOUR EXPENSES

Did you like the new song? Help us get it on the next record.  Recording and touring costs money. Petrol, meals, cheap motels for nights off, car repairs and insurance, You get it.

Current Projects: Randy recently finished mixing a Sammy Horner produced worship album entitled Worship Like a Celt with an accompanying devotional book due out this by this Christmastime. Both Beki & Randy have written songs for the release, and Beki has contributed a chapter for the book. May-July will bring a brief UK tour, followed by a 6-week US tour of concerts and sharing at churches and small groups.

HOSPITALITY

We want to be available to make time for others and meet them wherever they are comfortable. We also get lots of guests. Some of them we know, and others are members of hospitality websites like couchsurfing.org. It is our goal to have an open home where needs are met and good conversations about important things can happen. So far, we have had guests from five countries and we hope the number continues to grow!

We've recently purchased a small 3-bedroom home (well, 2 + a music room)...which needs a lot of work. Work has begun to make this a center for hospitality and ministry in the Irish border town of Dundalk.
Let us know if you are coming over!

 LIVING EXPENSES

Food. Lights. A roof. The basics.

We tour as much as possible around school schedules, and look for flexible work around music engagements to help meet our monthly budget of $3500.  Pray for us as we seek to balance mission, music, school, and employment this year. Please pray that we can be a blessing to our neighbors as we seek to serve the Lord in all we say and do. 

You are appreciated, and your prayers are powerful! 

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