"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!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Always Be Prepared

This past Sunday we went to one of the other 3 Christian churches across the island.  Even though it is only about 13 miles away, it took about 45 minutes to get there.  One of the past graduates of WISE preaches there.  Right as we arrived they quickly asked if we would assist the young boy on the drums by playing the keyboard for worship.  Then at the end of the service they asked Brice as the new director to come share about the College.  We had been warned anytime you are at a church in the Carribbean, Brice should have a sermon in his pocket.  Brice is fine with this...not me.  Public speaking terrifies me unless I have had time to prepare something, which is one of the many reasons I am grateful to be married to someone who can speak comfortably at a moment's notice.  I had gotten away with not having to share this past year while on furlough at churches since I was usually with the kids.  But, after Brice finished sharing...the minister then said, "Now let's have his wife come and share about what she thinks of all this"....so I guess you can say in the Carribbean churches everyone needs to be prepared to share:)

Here is some of their congregation....behind you can see the ocean waves coming in. 

Here is the rubble next to their building when part of it got destroyed by tropical storms.  For some reason our kids thought it was a playground:)

A few days ago, the neighbors finally butchered their iguana...and they shared a big bowl of it with us.  Our kids must be adjusting to the culture as on our way home from church an iguana crossed the road and Beckett said, "Eat him!" 

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