Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Beards Of The Week | Sean Bryant & Steven Pirtle
Yo, yo ABFAB friends! It is Wednesday and as always, we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our wonderful facial haired friends. This week's Beards are Sean Bryan and Steven Pirtle!
There are so many great things to say about Sean. He is the bomb.com. But seriously, in non 90's language, Sean is really great. I first met him because he serves in the Children's Ministry at The Village and he has one of the greatest servant hearts I have ever seen. He is super eager to serve, always willing to fill in and help, goes above and beyond in his role, and is passionate about teaching young guys about Jesus. He has been such a blessing to our ministry and his role and presence there is invaluable. So.... we were of course excited when he signed up to grow a beard for us!!! Not to mention, Sean made it fun. He was our one and only guy that managed to pull off a Beard Buy Out. What's that you say? Yes, someone bought his beard. They were tired of looking at it and were willing to pay a very generous amount to get it right off of Sean's face. So $500 later, Sean's beard was sold and the Beard Bank grew. Leave it to Sean to keep things fun and interesting! We love Sean and are super thankful to have him along on this crazy, whirlwind and oh so fun journey towards meeting our son.
Ladies and gents, this here is Steven Pirtle! We don't know Steven super well in that he attends The Village Church's Dallas campus, but we have some mutual friends and it was one said friend, Anne, who convinced Steven to join our team. And boy are we glad that he did! Steven kept things fun in that he wasn't in this alone, but made it a duo by participating alongside his two year old son. Yes, that's right.... father and baby, bearding together. You can meet his counterpart here. It has been a pretty amazing thing to watch and we loved seeing what Steven and his wife, Heather, would come up with each month as they figured out how to make Asher's beard grow. We have only met Steven once, but we loved him and his sweet family. They are sweet, kind, and compassionate folks; their hearts were genuinely soft towards our journey towards parenthood and they were beyond eager to help us bring our little boy home. We could not be more grateful for them and their help in our adoption.
Steven still needs sponsors, and it's not too late! We have a week and a half left so any donation towards his beard, no matter how big or small, will help us reach our goal of having our adoption fully funded by the end of ABFAB! If you want to support Steven's beard, you can do so here.
That's all for now. Stay bearded, ya'll.