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 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 take 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 over 25 years ago.
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 were ordained by Impact Ministries International in September 2016 and received the call to "lay it all down and Go".
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 our first missional love; the City of Refuge in Comayagua Honduras.
The City of Refuge is a self-sustained Christ-centered missions base that includes among other things an orphanage, farm, primary and secondary school, medical clinic, missionary housing, housing for families in crisis and various athletic facilities. There are plans for a bible camp and various businesses that are supportive of local entrepreneurship and the surrounding community as a whole.
And that is just the beginning.
Honduras itself remains one of the most dangerous countries in the Western Hemisphere and is surrounded by increasing political and social instability in both Central and South America to include gang activity, drug, and sex trafficking.
The City of Refuge is a prototype bastion of hope and change for the region and even the world. That's where we'll be until God says otherwise.
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In Jesus name,
Brian and Cathy