"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!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Our roles

     Here at WISE what do we do besides live on a beautiful Carribbean island and soak up the sun?  Well, on occasional Saturday afternoons we do try to head down to the beach and teach the kids how to swim and just soak up where we live.  We have also found that if we tell a nearby hotel we are locals, they let us come swim there for a COKE!
      For Brice, though, his primary responsibilities are teaching classes at the college, directing staff, disciplining students when needed, meeting with past graduates, meeting with area ministers, preaches in chapel, planning, keeping in communication with our board, paying bills, planning graduation currently, planning curriculumm and schedules, keeping in contact with potential students, and leading staff times and prayer.
     For Amanda she teaches and takes care of our kids, will in the future teach preschool, cooks, cleans, helps and will take over fellowship on Saturdays with the students, secretary work for the school such as payroll and taxes, attends ladies Bible study, and recently started mentoring/praying with the girls at the college one on one.
     Naiyah is trying to befriend every kids around us and is in the church kids choir here.  She loves iguanas and begs to go to the beach constantly.
     Beckett begs to buy a car constantly as he still dreads walking the hills here:)
     Paxson just enjoys driving everyone here crazy since mom lets him down to climb and crawl on everything.  And in this culture you don't let young ones down to get dirty like that. 
     Together we lead Kids Club, write newsletters, keep supporters updated, answer e-mails, walk and talk to families in the community, teach Sunday night kids church, attend church services, organize groups and future tachers, write thank you's, and pray often.

Here is Colastin, she is our only girl graduate next week and we will miss her leaving WISE!  She was my first to meet and go get a drink and have some girl mentoring time.

Pax's new friend....or not:)

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