"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!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Dream Day

Well, we have made it our first month being here and decided to do a bit of sightseeing.  We feel so spoiled and as you look at the pictures you can see why!  Not only is it beautiful here, people are so friendly, and we are feeling like this is home.  We were talking with the kids last night and I asked Naiyah what she loved about being here and she answered by naming all her new friends here.  She gets to have quite a list with the neighborhood kids, other staff children, and students from the college. 

Often people comment to us our kids must have a hard time being away from family and other adjustments.  So, I asked what was hard about living here here and all she could come up with was, "when kids we play with sometimes argue" So, I have to think so far they are adjusting great!

So, today our family drove the mission van (Brice got his license to drive here) to the other side of the island and went to the waterfalls.  To get there as you hike to them, you cross a real bamboo bridge.  On the way to the waterfalls, though we made a stop where a very famous movie was filmed.  If you did not know...."Pirates of the Carribbean" movies were filmed right here in St. Vincent!  Well, most of it for the first film and some for the sequel.   You now have to rent the movie and go back and watch it to see the pictures today.  It is a bit hard to picture as Hurricane Thomas destroyed a lot of it and also looters have taken some too.  Plus, some you have to imagine as computer animation added a bit to the background. 
The fun part too is in St. Vincent you are called a local if you live here.  So, when we told the people living there that we were locals, they pointed out all these extras to us. They also told us all about the actors/actresses and fun tidbits.  We decided anyone who comes on a trip to work with the mission will have to come experience this as a day of fun and will quickly see this missions trip as a dream vacation all rolled into one experience!

Here you can see the pole Jack Sparrow swung from in the movie.

The bridge Jack Sparrow ran across...the trees are still the same, though the bridge pieces have been looted.

All of the above you can see in the movie, mostly at the beginning scenes.

Here is the rock they had pirates hanging from.

This is the rickety bamboo bridge that was so fun to cross to get to the waterfall below.

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