Get to know Elijah & Family
from left: Evan (22), Ezekiel (10), Randy, Brenna, Grace (16), Spencer (12), Elijah (18)
Randy and Brenna met in high school and were married in 1987. By God’s grace, they have each received the gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Randy works as an engineer in the energy industry. Brenna’s training is in speech and language pathology, and she is currently homeschooling their three youngest children. Elijah is second in the birth order of their five children; he graduated from high school in 2014.
’ means ‘Jehovah is God’
. Foremost, Elijah is a born again believer in Jesus Christ. He is a tender-hearted, kind, principled and discerning young man. He loves to think and challenge paradigms by engaging in philosophical/ political/ biblical discussions with those who are willing —especially his parents. Pursuing this passion, he achieved top ranks in STOA speech and debate at the national level. Elijah worked at a ranch, and for many years the Lord has placed him in various leadership roles mentoring other teens through TeenPact. Most recently he served as a legislative intern during the 2015 Wyoming Legislative session. Filmmaking has been Elijah’s pursuit during the past four years. He finds much joy in the creative process and has posted many of his short films on youtube at ‘Lowry Bros. Studios
’ (Elijah’s dream was to get a thousand views on his videos. This one
would be a great place to start!). The day of the accident marked the culmination of a 15 minute short, which he entered in the ‘Young Filmmakers Contest
‘. He collaborated with four friends and his sister.
His younger siblings would say that Elijah is kind, and shows his love to them in many ways. He tells his sister that she is ‘totes adorbes’, and always takes the time to enter the land of Spencer-anians and Zeke-eranians on the trampoline. His big brother considers him his best friend and they have had many long talks about a variety of politics and other such philosophical subjects. In addition, his sister-in-law would add that Elijah is a warm welcoming friend to all, with a witty sense of humor, and a great brother.
He likes to stay up late and get up later. He is into ‘40s music and shaving with a straight razor. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and toast constitute his primary dietary item. He dominates in Axis and Allies much to the chagrin of his brothers. His mom loves his similar sense of humor and his willingness to challenge her thinking with his gift of discernment. She also enjoys beating him in board games 😉 . He brightens our family.
Get to know Autumn & Family
from left: Hunter (17), Summit (2), Aspen (6), Cinnamon, Forrest (12), Scott, Canyon (10), Autumn (19)
Scott and Cinnamon were married in in 1994 while attending Cedarville University. Scott and Cinnamon home-school all of their children and navigated Autumn through their first graduation last year. Scott has a ministry background and has managed their family business for the last 8 years. Cinnamon has loved spending time investing into the kids education and has also worked as a labor and delivery nurse at times over the years.
We knew Autumn was an amazing child with God’s special touch since she was young. Even as a young girl she was adamant about faithfully praying for missionaries she knew serving in other countries. She has an incredible servants heart always encouraging others and giving of her time to make sure the needs of others were met before her own.
Autumn met Elijah in a local speech and debate club where they eventually became debate partners. Last year they enjoyed God’s blessing in making it to the national tournament.
Autumn enjoys singing, writing, photography, running, coaching speech and debate, and spending time with Elijah. She is enrolled at Metro-State University in Denver for fall classes majoring in Journalism and Photography. She has been passionate about providing truthful reporting and accurate research in a world full of shallow and biased media outlets.
We are amazed at what God is doing through this trial already. There are miracles in the story of the accident, as well as multiple fingerprints of God in our medical journey back to health. We are thanking Him for sparing our precious children for a special plan that will slowly be unfolded in front of us all.
Elijah and Autumn (middle), with friends from Speech & Debate