About Me

My name is Andrea.  I am a child of God, a wifey, homemaker, and stay-at-home-mom.  My life changed when I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of seven.  To read more about this, click on the "Gospel" tab on the homepage.  I went on to major in Bible, Missions, and music at Ambassador Baptist College.  There I met my best friend, Ben Hamilton.  He popped the question in April, 2007 and we were married in October of the same year.  

For the first two and a half years of our marriage we lived in Virginia Beach, VA where Ben studied Biblical Hebrew at Tabernacle Baptist Seminary.  Living at the beach was quite a change for this mountain-loving Colorado girl!  Our daughter Elaine was born in Virginia Beach in early November, 2009.  That's when I added "mommy" to my job description, and my life hasn't been the same since! 

Ben is called to the pastoral ministry, and specifically to church planting.  As a sophomore in college he spent a summer in NYC with a Jewish evangelism ministry.  God used that summer to burden Ben's heart for urban ministry.  We moved to Brooklyn, NY in June 2010 to receive training and ministry experience under Pastor Jim Bickel at Bethel Baptist Fellowship.

In June, 2011 we welcomed our son Nolan to the family.  He is our little Brooklyn baby, but he didn't stay little for long!  Elaine has always been on the small side, and Nolan is already on the very big side!  Nolan is a happy, easy-going, smiling kiddo, with the cutest expressions and takes on life.  He is excited to move to the Bronx - because he thinks we can get a puppy along with a new house!

We welcomed twins into the family in April 2013.  That sure gives us full hands!  Liberty is a cute little red head who is very smart who copies everything her older siblings do.  She's pretty stingy with the smiles, so if you get one, consider yourself "in the club."  Nehemiah is younger by 35 minutes.  He is a total boy - boo-boos and sound effects included.  He loves trucks and balls and dogs, and irritating his siblings.  

A little about myself:  I have many hobbies, interests, and likes.  I am involved in the ministry of my local church.  I work in the nursery, help with Sunday School, and assist in the piano playing and special music.  I have experience teaching children.  Our family schedule revolves around serving in our church.  I love everything purple, daisies, chocolate, and coffee.

We have been on deputation as missionaries to NYC since March 2014.  We feel called to start an independent, fundamental, Baptist church in the Bronx, New York City.  There are 1.4 million people in that borough, and only a hand full of Gospel preaching churches.  We are currently targeting the Kingsbridge neighborhood.

This blog is a conglomeration of everything I love - my amazing God, my wonderful family (but to be honest it's mostly about my kids!), pictures (it's my online scrapbook), recipes, Scripture verses, hymn histories, cloth diapers, quotes, New York City, and a little bit of politics.  It's the story of the Hamilton's, and our life in Brooklyn.  I want God to be glorified in everything that is recorded here.  Come along with me on the journey...