"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. We worked day and night in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you." 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9

This blog is much more than our family and our crazy antics. After being overseas in Haiti for 4 years we prayed about coming back to the States and just still felt like God was going to use our family overseas...so here we go again. The big move to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now the school growing and moving to Barbados. We just can't seem to rest until our family can love as many as we can to relationships with Christ. We always feel so blessed to meet the many people we get to serve with overseas, and of course love that you are reading with us as we serve in a new culture!

Monday, January 16, 2012

From a 2 yr old MK (Missionary Kid)

While on furlough in the States we got the priviledge of traveling to over 40 churches to share and speak about our family tranistioning to WISE.  The churches ranged from 15 people in attendance with no bathroom available to mega churches that had bounce houses in their kids play areas even!  At each and every church we visited, even our home based ones....our middle child (who is also 2) had such a hard time.  He refused to leave our side and would just cry and cry saying, "No class, mommy!" 
My daughter who is 5 of course has always loved meeting new people and going to any class....so this was a change for us. And with the nomadic lifestyle we lead, this was a bit of a struggle as lots of times we were sharing and teaching and he refused to be calmed.  I kept rationalizing to myself he had lots of changes going on and we would work on it once arriving in St. Vincent.
What do you know?  The first Sunday we were here Beckett walks away with all the other kids to class and stayed the whole time...no tears!  I don't get it....nothing fancy, he knows no other kids but his sister yet, he is the only kid besides his siblings with white skin, there are no toys in class to entice him or videos....and yet none of that mattered to him.  We are grateful he feels at home and a part here. 

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