Brian Bixel Family Serving North East Georgia
LaRyssa and I come from completely different backgrounds. She was saved in Awana at the age of 9 and I was a late bloomer, and didn’t accept the gift of salvation until I was in my 20’s.
Yet God knew the bigger picture and knew our lives had to entwine to fulfill His goal for our lives. In 2006, my wife and I discussed our desire to be further involved in the ministry of Awana, but we let excuses hinder our hearts. Finally, in 2009, we gave in to God’s calling for our lives. We knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God was calling us into full time ministry. The application was immediately accepted and we went for Missionary training on June 10th, 2010.
Although we enjoy serving across the state helping with Awana Games, conferences, and quizzing, our passion is for helping churches use the ministry of Awana effectively to reach as many children as possible with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him.
We look forward to seeing what God has planned to do throughout the state of Georgia and consider it a blessing to be a part of it.