Thursday, November 5, 2015

Get to Know Brandt Edmonston


We asked Brandt 10 Questions


Brandt is the Generation Joshua Education Coordinator and newest full-time staff member. He is a native Virginian, and we asked him these questions so you could get to know him. 


1.     What was your first job? 

My first job would have to be working with my family friend in his remodeling business while going through high school, however my current position with Generation Joshua it the first full time job I have held.

2. What book are you currently reading?

The Aeneid by Virgil and Their Finest Hour by Winston Churchill.

3.  What is your dream vacation destination?

Normandy, Berlin, and Tokyo. 

4. Where are you most likely to be seen dining when you want a great meal?

I would most likely be found at the best burger place you can find. (Or anywhere with good bacon cheese fries.)

5. What is your favorite professional sports team?

The Denver Broncos. I was a Broncos fan before I was old enough to know what football was.
6. What is one way you have seen serious growth in your faith as an adult?  
I’ve been learning to actually rely on him. It’s the difference between relying on God to help you through your college final and relying God to help you make the biggest and smallest decisions in life.

7. What’s the most impacting story you read/watched in your youth?
Where the Red Fern Grows has to be one of the most impacting stories from my childhood. It represented everything my boyhood imagination could have wanted, and taught me many lessons that have stuck with me to this day.
8. What motivates you to continue when life gets crazy?

Good friends and root beer.
9. What were you most surprised about when you started serving with Generation Joshua?

How little I knew of the world and people. In my life, I have lived in seven different cities across three states, traveled to over 40 other states, been a regular attender of churches from five different denominations and visited many more. I have interacted with people from all different walks of life. All of that exposure still had not fully prepared me for the vast diversity of people and experience I would encounter as I worked with GenJ.
10. What’s one piece of advice that has helped shape the course of your life?

“It’s easier for God to turn your wheels if you are already moving forward.” This is advice that my mom regularly would give me when I felt that I couldn’t see where I was going or what God wanted me to do. It was an analogy drawn from the many hours I spent in my teenage years out in the woods riding my ATV, and enjoying nature. The moral of the story is, if you aren’t moving forward, it’s a lot harder to steer, but if you are moving, you can turn the wheels with ease. Move your life forward with a light touch, and if you’re willing to let him, God will steer you where he wants you to go.

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