This is exciting, Kyle! Thanks for sharing this with us.
And if I may be so presumptuous to speculate (based on what you shared) … you seem to me a living example of a “convert” gaining “many times more” in terms of new communities, new brothers and sisters, etc. Don’t get me wrong - you made it clear it was your own brother that brought you to see these new possibilities - and I’m not really suggesting we revel in separations between familial and parental ties. But Christ’s observation about people pursuing new commitments can, I think, be meant as an encouragement to folks who do experience loss of relationship.
I had never heard of YECA, but now that I have, may its
tribe influence increase!