WISE put on their first youth retreat - so many came to help - speaker friends, game friends, our students, local ministers, etc. We were thrilled to see youth growing and fellowshipping and look forward to the future of WISE.
The van that was left here by the former owners is over 20 years old and died :( A used one is over $40,000 so we are praying we can get it going or get another one somehow.
Uncle Andrew came to help do all the organization, sound, etc of the retreat. So our cousins came along to entertain us! Our kids had a blast!
5 kids, a 1 year old with a recurring ear infection, and a 4 month old still getting up at nights - means Brice and I's new room is the living room. Brice reminded me of our blessings - we have a mattress to sleep on!
We love cousins near our age!
The retreat seemed never ending with late hours and early mornings!
Christmas at WISE is always special. Each of us bring our favorite local dish- so there was Bajan food, American, Haitian, Jamaican. Yum! Then, E-town sent gifts for all the students and staff. And then we all have a gift exchange of homemade things we give each other.
Our family photo - still hard to believe we are 7! Would not change it for anything!
Naiyah has prayed for a best friend for so very long here- and she has one and we are thankful for this sweet girl.
Kensington loves her friend Jasmyn- who is just a few months longer.
One of our student's had a son who was sick and not able to come back this term. We love our students and miss him and praying his son can get the treatment he needs.
Mizzou Campus House came back and they always spoil us, encourage us, and are family to us. We love Lance and Becky and how they come each year!
Our kiddos play tennis and played in a tournament on the island.
My shoulder got injured and for about 6 week I could not lift anything - which was a bit hard with 2 babies.... Mrs. Pam came down and helped us! She is family and we were so grateful she came for a week! And during this time, Kensington decided crawling on the table is her new favorite - along with turning on the shower and cleaning the toilet with toothbrushes - ugh.
And our kids also finished up this term with a piano recital. We sure do live in an amazing community. We are so thankful where God has us.