by Huck Burns
Loyce and I returned from Advent’s mission trip to Peru last February with a strong sense that the Lord was calling us into mission work. However, we also felt strongly that God wanted us to minister to our family here in Denver, who were going through a very tough time. God revealed to us that we could be missionaries right here in Denver and continue to be there for our family. In fact, he called us to be missionaries in Villa Park and its surrounding neighborhoods! We recently moved from North Park Hill, where we had lived for 16 years, to Barnum---just a few minutes from Church of the Advent. We plan to focus on the Villa Park, Barnum, West Barnum, East Colfax, and Sun Valley neighborhoods. These are some of Denver’s lowest-income areas.
We want to work under the authority and guidance of Pastor Rob and the leadership of Church of the Advent. We’ve started a new small group at Advent which is focused on this ministry. For the immediate future, we are seeking the Lord and trying to learn as much as we can about these neighborhoods. We would appreciate everyone’s prayers that God will reveal to our small group how we can best serve our neighbors and lead them to the Gospel.