Our Founders

Brandon & Elisa Hyman were introduced to missions after the adoption of their daughter from Ethiopia in 2009. Brandon is a retired Chief Petty Officer from the United States Navy. Elisa grew up in the military and soon after married into it. They have two children, Miles and Marley.  Traveling and building new communities and relationships is their norm. Brandon and Elisa have held various leadership roles in just about every area of ministry through the churches they have been a part of.   

 

In 2011, Elisa Hyman, began leading short-term mission trips to East Africa. While striving for healthy short term missions, she began building lasting relationships with missionaries. It soon became very apparent that many missionaries are exhausted and burned out. They often feel alone and are afraid to speak out. Through those short term teams, Elisa began to shift the focus of her trips to partnering with and supporting the long term missionaries.  

 

In 2017, Elisa and Brandon heard the call to move to Uganda full-time to become missionaries for missionaries. They started seeing The New Testament in a new way.  The Apostle Paul traveled over and over again, strengthening and encouraging the church! Their experience with the transient military life, missions and ministry leadership has prepared them for just that! 
 

Elisa documents their everyday lives on Instagram @notyourmommsmissionary