The couple especially want their daughters, now ages 2 and 3, to grow up with an awareness of children in poverty, a gratitude for God’s blessings in their lives, and a desire to serve others in difficult circumstances.
D’Brickashaw is carrying his and Kirsten’s Compassion commitment into the upcoming race. He says, “I thought, not only is this half-marathon a goal for me, but why not bring God into it as well? Promoting Compassion is a great way to do that, to bring awareness to a cause we feel strongly about.” He hopes that by wearing Compassion-themed gear in the race, he will spark curiosity about the ministry. “I’m going to wear the shirt, wear the hat and start the conversation.”
For the future, D’Brickashaw and Kirsten are seeking God’s leading about how to be the most effective Compassion ambassadors they can be. “Right now, we are planting seeds of His message of love and giving and service, and trusting Him for the increase,” D’Brickashaw says. “We will see where that leads.”