Brent & Julie
Brent & Julie
RICHARDSON FAMILY LIFE ADVENTURES
From the Mission field of Tanzania East Africa and back to our home state of Texas
Our family returned to Tanzania, East Africa to work once again with the TZ2000 Mission efforts in the cities of Arusha, Moshi, & Kisongo and the surrounding areas from 2006-2008. This was our 2nd time to live and work in Tanzania, where we were missionaries in Arusha in 2002. This time we will be living and working in Moshi, Tanzania with the Kilimanjaro Bible School and Church of Christ.
Brent Richardson & I were married in January of 1996 and have loved facing one adventure after another, together hand in hand along with our children, ever since. Emily Richardson, Garrett Richardson, & Gracie Richardson. We are hoping that through this journal you may find a glimpse of what goes on in the day to day life of a normal American missionary family, our family and allow you to get to know us as we travel and make the journey and transistion of moving to a 3rd world country with an American family of 5 and returning back home to the states, and also allow you to have an avenue of information about the Church of Christ Mission work in Tanzania,East Africa.
Brent & I both grew up in Texas, living the American Dream... I was raised as an airforce Brat, moving around the world from place to place, but lived primarily in Abilene, TX through the High School years and on into college. Brent lived in one town his entire life until he married me, and the adventure has been on ever since! He grew up in the small country town of Rhome, TX where my grandparents have lived all my life. We met at my cousin's wedding and were paired up at the rehearsal to walk down the aisle together the first day we met.
We left for Tanzania in 2002 and served here for a little over 8 months before the unexpected death of my mom, Kayla Wear, at the early age of 46, so we returned to the states to be near family. Brent was hired as the full time preacher and we lived there in Ryan, OK for 3 and a half years, serving the church there seeing it grow and getting attached to the friends there that we dearly love, and it was perfect for us all, being just an hour's drive away from family. I ran and opperated my own Photography Studio for the three years we were there in Ryan, and that's where my love for taking pictures began to develop into what it is today. During that time we brought in our nephew Kelly Brannum at the age of 15 and our family grew instantly! Kelly lived with us for 4 years.
We returned to Africa on Summer Mission trips almost every year, while we were in OK and the love for Tanzania, continued to press on our hearts! So in 2006 we began the process of headed back in the mission field once again, our second missionary journey! And that's where the blogs begin..... just prior to making the move to Africa with the family!
We returned to the states in 2008 and are now residing in our home state of TEXAS, out in the Granbury area. Every day is a new adventure for our family!