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Mrs. Kathy Brown sharing the bead story using Farmer Andy at the NY Farm Show in Syracuse, NY.

Mr. Bill Brown sent us some pictures of Little Farmer Andy at work!
The Fellowship of Christian Farmers shares the bead story at farm shows and fairs,  here are some of their recent activities. Read  The Bead Story.
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Syracuse, NY  

In this picture is Mrs. Kathy Brown sharing the bead story with two young gentleman using Farmer Andy at the NY Farm Show in Syracuse, NY – 2500 people heard the story at the show – over 100 made a commitment to follow Christ as their Savior.  – Feb 21-23, 2013


Feb 28-Mar 1 – Farmer Andy travelled to Wauchula, Florida and Pioneer days.  The picture was lost but 2,000 heard the story.  Several accepted Christ (50)
Below is a picture taken when Farmer Andy visited FCFI Board member Dave and Judy Porter, snowbirds from Adams Center, NY, in their Florida home, Venice, FL.  Judy is having health problems so the visit.  Part of Mr. Bill Brown’s job is encouraging folks.  The Porters are long time supporters of FCFI.
Farmer Andy will be travelling next (Mar 21-25) to exhibit at the Bluegrass Festival hosted by the Sertoma Youth Camp located in Brooksville, FL.  I hope to get a picture for you.


Farmer Andy visited FCFI Board member Dave and Judy Porter in Florida




 These shells came from Florida.

The sand dollar is a special illustration of the story of Christ.

Notice the five slits, that could represent the wounds of our Savior, in his hands, his feet, and the fifth slit as the sword that pierced his side.

The legend of the Sand Dollar

There’s a fascinating story
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Shown in this lowly shell.

If you examine closely,
You’ll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman’s spear.

On one side the Easter lily,
Its center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar.

The Christmas poinsettia,
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday,
Our happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open,
And here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread Good will and peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me
To help us spread His Gospel
Through all eternity.




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Hello friends!

I’d like to introduce you to my cousin Andy.

Here we are hunting eggs together in the barn.






 He loves tractors and it thrilled him to sit on our John Deere 3020.









Maybe he’ll be a mechanic when he grows up.








Ha! A little mechanic that fits into the tool box!









Dreamin’ of someday….






In the meantime, he has been adopted by Mr. Bill Brown of the Fellowship of Christian Farmers International to help with his ministry of sharing the gospel bead story at farm shows and fairs.

This picture was taken last week at the Farm Show in Hamburg, New York.

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Bill Brown and his wife Kathy have worked for 14 years with The Fellowship of Christian Farmers.  He is the Area Coordinator covering all the New England States, and New York.  He travels a great deal in Canada getting the ministry started there, and also works in the South.  He coordinates mission trips to ECHO and Reality Ranch in Florida each fall, and helps with FCFI disaster relief.



When at fairs and farm shows, the Fellowship of Christian Farmers sets up a booth where they pass out these walking sticks with the Gospel Beads attached as they share the precious story of God’s Love.

The card says:

Gold Bead – Heaven     Revelation 21:21b

Dark Bead – Sin    Romans 3:23 and 6:23

Red Bead – Blood of Christ    Romans 5:8 and 1 Peter 3:18a

White Bead – Purity / Forgiveness    John 1:12 and Romans 10:9

Green Bead – Spiritual Growth    Matthew 18:20 and 1 John 1:7

                     You should check out the FCF web site for more information about them  –



On the way home from the Farm Show, guess where Pa Dart stopped!    Oh, yeah!!


These are Amazing Donuts!  After sampling them all, I still couldn’t decide…


Maybe I’ll settle for this one.


Oh, so yummy!  But oh, so Big, I think I can only eat half!!


It was a beautiful wintery day in western New York, here is a picture at sunset.


Blessings to you as you begin your new work, Farmer Andy!

We look forward to hearing more about your adventures in the future!