What happened to the NicerGuy?
He finally found the Church.
Christ is risen! He truly is risen!
You may know or remember David Burrows as the "nicerguy". He is husband to his lovely wife, Elizabeth. They have two boys, Austin and Wesley. He was the president of Burrows-Muse Agency, Inc., a small business that provided insurance and wealth services to thousands of households in Oklahoma and across America for over 20 years. Their business allowed them to volunteer in many non-profit organizations and community building efforts. David holds two degrees from Southwestern Christian University: a bachelors in biblical studies and a masters in leadership. He earned the Academic Achievement Award.
David and Elizabeth found the Church. David said he didn't even know it still existed, but he "discovered" it and that changed everything. David's beloved father, Damon O. Burrows, had become a "hermit for Jesus" toward the end of his earthly life. David inherited his dad's books on prayer. A few years after Damon's repose David opened up one of the books and found a message in his father's handwriting, "Hey Dave! Check this out!" Damon had written many little messages, scribbles, doodles, and underlined copious amounts of text. David resolved to read each and every word his dad underlined. Much of this reading was of early Church history; and, the rest is...history. He and Elizabeth started to pray the Psalter and the Jesus Prayer. Their desire to live the life of the ancient Church grew. They searched for a spiritual father to help teach them. Eventually, they sold everything and moved to be closer to their spiritual father and attempt to live a more full life in the Church. They moved to Rome, GA on a “Holy Mission,” as their spiritual father called it. They invited the boys but the boys chose to stay in OKC to finish their schooling.
After settling in, David and Elizabeth were asked to help with a Christian mission start in Rome: www.stclementofrome.net. Later on, David and Elizabeth were invited to take their first step toward becoming a clerical family. Today, David is enrolled at Holy Trinity Seminary (Jordanville, NY) pursuing priestly ordination and Elizabeth is learning what it means to be a "Matushkha" (a priest's wife).
They have kept a blog of breadcrumbs during their journey into Orthodoxy found at www.enaid.org.
If you'd like to help support this “Holy Mission” you can buy them a cup of coffee at https://ko-fi.com/bookofakathists (this is their "band" - Book of Akathists - support page...they sing prayers on their youtube channel https://youtube.com/@BookofAkathists)
May God grant you many years!
Maybe start here...
The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational – it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the Day of Pentecost 2000 years ago.