Brad & Heather Crain
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We, along with our children (Joshua, Gracie, and Danielle) have been serving Jesus as missionaries with Youth With A Mission for over 17 years and in 9 countries. Our passion is to see the lost widows and orphans back to the person of Jesus through hands on ministry, teaching, worship and the daily life of our family. Our hearts were first burdened for orphans and widows on a rice field in Nepal as we cried out against the injustice of human trafficking. We had come to a village where all the young girls were gone. Back in America, not only is human trafficking a problem, but so also is unintended pregnancy. By age 45, more than half of all women will have experienced an unintended pregnancy, including 26 out of every 1000 teenage girls. Three in 10 women will also have had an abortion. In 2014 there were over 30,000 children in the foster care system in Texas, where we serve. As of January 2015 there were over 4000 children waiting for adoptive families. These are startling statistics! We are serving with a ministry called Living Alternatives that is providing an alternative and source of hope to widows and orphans, including a maternity home, adoption agency, aftercare discipleship, foster to adopt program, and a pregnancy resource center.

We both have backgrounds of teaching degrees including specializations in Special Education (Brad) and Hearing Impaired (Heather). We also trained for two years in Discipleship, Evangelism, and Biblical Studies before joining with the Living Alternatives ministry. We have served in many areas to communicate God’s love to the girls and lonely children including house parenting, foster care parenting, adoption, accounting, public relations promoting, and running a satellite public high school.

In addition to sharing the love of Jesus with widows and orphans, we also serve part time via teaching, worship leading, and service projects with a department of Youth With A Mission that seeks to reach, transform, and empower teens with a relationship with Jesus through short-term camps.

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