There’s Nothing More Powerful Than A Husband And Wife Team.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in Heaven. -Mat 18:1-
WE ARE BRIAN AND CATHY GRAY.
Redeemed and delivered from previously miserable empty lives filled with addiction, pain, and suffering, forever doomed to miss the mark, we became backyard missionaries to the homeless, inmates, and addicts on Kauai. We engaged in prison ministry. We started a nonprofit corporation called Live Again the Walk and proceeded to live with former prison inmates and their children in our home for over 13 years. Granted there were times when we wanted to throw in the proverbial towel and quit. But if there is one thing we have learned in this; obedience is it. Even so, our hearts have been for overseas missions since the day we were both born again.
We supported ourselves and our family during this time by working regular jobs and spent most of our vacations on short-term mission trips to Honduras.
Brian is a former adolescent substance abuse counselor and clinical supervisor. Cathy is a Licensed Massage Therapist formerly employed at the Grand Hyatt on Kauai. For fun, we turned our video production and photography hobby into a side business called Gray Hope Productions now Gray Hope Missionaries. This has been a truly wonderful time where we developed the abilities and skills we will need for the next chapter in our lives. We will always love and treasure the lessons we learned and the relationships we formed.
We received the call to “lay it all down and Go” in 2016.
We attended the IRIS Global Harvest School of Missions in Pemba Mozambique followed by an extended outreach to South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda. We were in Africa for three months and we fell in love with the people there. We fell in love with the missionaries we met from over 30 nations. We fell in love with the call to missions and the idea of returning to Africa as several invitations and opportunities rolled in. Yet we remain obedient and we both knew that we were called to return to Honduras. After three years at the IMI City of Refuge in Comayagua God lead us to support our friends Josh and Paulet with founding a new outreach ministry in the mountains called Hope In Time. In addition, we are former Coaches with Adventures in Missions World Race GAP Year that took us to a different country every three months speaking into the lives of millennials and Gen Z. We’ve been involved with all kinds of theological streams some we agree with totally, and others in part. Still, others we’ve repented of entirely. What we know for certain is that we know in part and see as in a glass darkly. Hence we are always learning, always repenting, and always reforming as we endeavor to walk out Prov 3:5-8. This blog is about lessons learned along the way.
The house in the above photo was destroyed in a landslide during Hurricane Iota 2020. You can read that chapter here. We remained in our beloved community for more than a year until the Lord gave us new marching orders to Greeneville Tennessee. How does that work? You can read all about it in “What will you bring?”. While Lord willing we are not done with Honduras, our days as permanent residents have drawn to a close.
This blog is for reaching all nations, (ethnos- people groups) in and outside the church including any posterity who might wonder who we were long after we are gone.
Brian and Cathy