Brian has been involved in international missions since 1993 after his first trip to Kenya, Africa, to build a school in a small village. Today, this grade school is still fully operational with approximately 175 students which includes 40 orphans. Brian is involved in helping with the building of seven orphan projects, supporting three schools and several safe houses, while raising funds for more than 700 orphans and widows and 60 girls rescued out of sex trafficking.
There have been many divine appointments in Brian’s life that have birthed in his heart the ministry of rescuing orphans, widows and victims of sex slavery. In 1996, Brian spent a month in India where he met Mother Theresa just a year and a half before she died. The time spent with her was a life changing event God used to open his eyes to the extreme poverty and abuse occurring daily around the world.
In January 2005, personal tragedy struck Brian’s life. At the time he was reading the book of Job. "The Lord’s intervention in Job’s life taught me valuable lessons from Job 42:10 & 11 (NLT). 'When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before! Then all his brothers, sisters and former friends came and feasted with him in his home. And they consoled him and comforted him because of all the trials the LORD had brought against him. And each of them brought him a gift of money (Kesitah, a Hebrew word meaning something of unknown value) and a gold ring.'"God birthed Kesitah, an International Rescue Ministry. With contacts that Brian has made over the years in Kenya and Zambia, he was able to start raising support for hundreds of children who had lost parents to AIDS, with about 25% of them being HIV positive themselves. Over time, he started including both orphans and widows that had lost parents and spouses to war. By 2010, Brian started working with teenage girls that had ended up in brothels, being slaves to the human trafficking industry. Children that lose parents are helpless and seen as a burden to society. They are “throw-away” kids that live on the streets begging for scraps. But their Heavenly Father sees them as so much more. To Him, they are Kesitah, they are priceless and have great value.