Students at Grace Christian School, a ministry of the Grace Brethren Church, West Kittanning, Pa. (Larry Edwards, pastor), received a visit from former pro football player turned farmer, Jason Brown, recently. (Students and parishioners of the church had traveled to Brown’s North Carolina farm in the fall to help pick sweet potatoes, which are given to the needy.) The local Kittanning Paper reported on Brown’s visit to Kittanning. Below is a portion of that story from the paper’s website. Click here to read the complete article.
More than a dozen Grace Christian School students only got one day with former athlete and farmer Jason Brown during their November Mission Trip to North Carolina.
So Brown came to West Kittanning – the farthest north he has traveled – for a visit.
Students and Grace Brethren Church parishioners picked sweet potatoes at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, North Carolina, during the 2nd Annual Harvest Festival two months ago, but his recent trip allowed him to share his story and answer questions about his faith, his football career and his family.
A former National Football League center, Brown chose a life of service instead of pursuing a new football contract in 2012. He was inspired by his older brother, Lunsford – a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who was killed in action in September 2003.
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