"I will always support your love for missions, but I will never step foot in a third-world country,” were Brad’s words to Autumn upon their 2005 wedding day. They proceeded to pursue the American Dream, with good paying careers, a white picket fence, two kids, a dog, and a life devoid of fervent action for Jesus. All the while, God was whispering, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...” (Isaiah 55:8).
Finally, after reading the book Little Princes by Conor Grennan, Brad and Autumn began a desperate search for a country in need and an organization doing Kingdom work within the sex trafficking sector. The Lord heard our prayer! was the answer to their prayers. Selling every worldly possession, leaving home and family, Autumn and Brad packed up their family to move to a country that needs their help. Brad’s role provides an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission as the Watt family seeks to love God, love others, and make disciples among the poorest of the poor.
Brad's favorite thing to do is read a good book, and he would love to one day start a children's home in a new country. Autumn cherishes her position as daughter of the King, wife, teacher, and mother to Carys, Atticus, and Salomei. (Salomei was added to their lovely family after their move.) Teaching 10-year-olds is a full-time job, but being with people is what gives her life, and if coffee or chai is involved, even better!
....as a little boy was throwing washed up starfish back into the ocean, his sister asked, "why bother? there are too many. it doesn't matter." tossing the next one in, the boy replied, "it matters to this one..."