"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!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Neighbor gone

On a sad note.....our very next door neighbor has passed.  We had not yet gotten to know him, but my kids knew him as the "fire man". He would burn huge big piles of palm leaves and other yard stuff to make big billows of smoke in our yard.  He had done that the day before.

When I had heard a man down the street had been strangled during a burglary, I had not realized it was the older gentleman next door. All they know yet was missing was groceries and food items so far.

 I am sad we had not gotten to know him.  And I am sad this happened.  Living in Haiti and now here, when people asked about thieves....I never worried.  I always thought they really need it to eat if they were stealing.  But, this is harder to understand- that you would kill someone else to get his things. 

He did not have immediate family that we know of, but pray the neighbors and distant relatives can find comfort and yearn for a deeper meaning for their lives in this fleeting, temproray world.

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