Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a survivor of the terrorists' attacks on September 11, 2001. After hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 collided into the Pentagon, Birdwell was thrown to the ground and engulfed in flames. Of the burns that consumed 60 percent of his body, nearly half were third degree, resulting in the need for 30+ operations. Brian's recovery has been truly remarkable and spiritually he is stronger than ever before. Together, he and his wife, Mel, share that spiritual strength and encouragement with other burn survivors and their families through the message of Christ's love and sovereignty.
Brian and his wife, Mel, communicate a compelling message of enduring hope, unwavering faith, undying patriotism and unconditional love. With honesty and insight, the Birdwells will encourage, inspire and motivate change in the hearts of those you desire to reach. The Mission Statement of Face the Fire explains that it exists for the purpose of glorifying Jesus Christ. We hope to do this by helping burn survivors, wounded servicemen and women, their families and the medical facilities that specialize in their care. Because we experienced the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges facing survivors of these tragedies, the organization seeks to minister by providing encouragement, hope and financial assistance when needed.
To glorify the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in all of our endeavors
To provide financial assistance to the families of burn victims
To financially, and otherwise, assist medical facilities specializing in the research, treatment and care of burn survivors
To help burn survivors and their families understand the rehabilitation process and enable them to live a full, meaningful and productive life after enduring such a tragedy
You Can Help Support Face the Fire Ministries By purchasing Brian and Mel's book on Amazon from our website,all of the proceeds from sales go directly to the ministry. Just click on the link below and remember to tell your friends!
Refined by Fire: A Family's Triumph of Love and Faith by Brian Birdwell, Mel Birdwell, Ginger Kolbaba
From Publishers Weekly
Using vivid first-person narration, the Birdwells describe how Brian suffered second and third-degree burns on over 60% of his body when terrorists crashed a jet into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and how the family's Christian faith brought them through Brian's recovery. Birdwell spent three... find out more information