"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, March 3, 2012

WISE vs. The Volcano

St. Vincent is full of black sand beaches, black rocks and the island is very lush and green, much to do with the volcano located on the northern part of the island.  The volcano's name is Mt. Soufriere (French for sulfur outlet) and is a little over 4,000 feet above sea level...oh yeah, and it's active! 

The Halfway Point

The Edge of the Crater

Since we decided to serve here with WISE, it has been on my short list of "gotta go see this!" things on the island.  So today we piled six of the students interested in going, a graduate who was our guide, myself and Mitch and Tiffany Reed (who came to visit us and the mission all the way from Texas - how fun to have visitors)  to see if we could conquor the volcano!  It was full of many funny and exciting things from several students getting cramps while hiking to one student tripping at the trail-head and spilling all the lunch of rice and chicken for everyone before we really started hiking!

I wanted to hike down into the crater with several other students and Mitch as well, but it was so foggy that you really couldn't see much, so we just made it to the rim of the crater, but there's always next time!  Naiyah and Beckett were so excited as I brought back a rock from the top of the crater as they have been so amazed that we live somewhere with a volcano! 

The scenery all the way was some of the most beautiful I've ever seen from bamboo, to exotic and strange looking trees and plants.  It was such a great reminder of the beauty of God's creation and what a great imagination our Creator has! 

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