"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. "Ephesians 2:10
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”1Peter 4:10
In 2015, after several years as a Denver deputy sheriff and tour guide, we took a leap of faith, selling our home and quitting our jobs for a YEAR of YES - committing to say yes to all things in the categories of Music, Travel, and Service to see where God might lead us through this exercise.
At the end of our year, we had had many adventures in all three categories, and Randy found himself with a calling to attend Irish Bible Institute in Dublin for a theology degree. Beki found herself with a breast cancer diagnosis, and both found that IRELAND was now home.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
2022: With Beki nearing the milestone 5-years in remission and Randy having completed his degree, we are (constantly) fixing up a home in Dundalk as a base for music and service projects.
Randy serves as head sound man at Dundalk Community Church and we both consult and participate in the music team there, while continuing to write and record our own music. In 2020, we released Earth & Asphalt during lockdown and Randy also acted as producer for another album project.
During the coronavirus lockdown, we opened our home for "house church" and now that churches are meeting in person again, our neighborhood group still meets as a Bible study.
Our relationship with day shelter Vis de Copil in Arad, Romania has continued and even deepened through fundraising, increased communication, and our time spent volunteering there for 5 of the past 6 Christmases (2020 being the obvious exception).
We are committed to a life of service, an open home, and to bringing hope in dark places. While we love to share in story and song, we aren’t opposed to rolling up our sleeves and serving in lots of other ways too. We can’t wait to see what happens next!
the largest town in Ireland, with a population of 35,000 people is the halfway point between Belfast and Dublin and just a few km south of the border with Northern Ireland.
Randy was that troublemaker kid that the whole youth group was praying for He became a Christian at camp in the late 1970s. Co-founder of the Warehouse Church in Aurora, IL, former co-owner of a sound company, and guitarist for several bands, he also served 11 years as a Denver deputy sheriff before embarking on the "year of yes" that led us to full time work in ministry and music. He is a Chicago Cubs fan through and through, and loves good pizza, all dogs, and playing his guitar loudly.
Beki Hemingway Kerkman
Beki asked Jesus into her heart at the age of 6, but the journey to deep faith has taken years and continues daily. Growing up at a Christian camp and having attended Colorado Christian College (for a year), she is familiar with ministry, but her own work career has been varied - backup singer, executive assistant, travel coordinator, and movie extra before (and during) working with Randy on their joint endeavors in music and mission. She loves to meet new people, travel, and is a terrible dancer who likes vegan food, 80's new wave, and houseguests.
It's good to know we're not alone. Thank you for taking an interest in what we're up to. Maybe you are here because you know us, or maybe you landed here because you have an interest in music or mission. Maybe we just met you and you googled us! No matter what the reason, we are glad you are here, and we welcome your questions about anything you read here.
We are fundraising...
We welcome your questions about budgets, cost of living, or anything else.
- About this percentage of our ideal budget:
- Beki works part-time for Biblica as Events Administrator for Europe.
- Randy works two days a week at Boca Grande, Dundalk's only taco truck.
- This, along with your donations, funds hospitality, allows us to make time to say YES to ministry opportunities, and pay the bills.
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