"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 6, 2012

Sickness with the Kids Here

Many children in St. Vincent have gotten sick lately with vomiting/diarrhea and are hospitalized due to dehydration.  People have been saying possibly it came from something in the water as their are so many young children sick with it.  This past week Levi (pictured above with his mother is 1 got it) who is a staff child at the mission and then another 2 yr old girl at our church were hospitalized for several days.  Thanks for praying...they are better and running around again now.

Of course always on the go, we went to the hospital to visit them....I keep seeing that with 3 kids now things change a bit.  We have always been on the go, in peoples lives, and involving our kids.  Typically missionary in the past would send their kids to boarding schools, but now a days lots of missionaries hire someone to work for them and help watch their kids while they are ministering in the community.  We saw that with most in Haiti. 

For us, though, we wanted it differently.  So we take our kids with us, but with 3 and one still under 1...I have to step back and let Brice do more, and I am seeing that is okay and it helps him be equipped even more as the leader.  So on the trip to the hospital with so many sick the kids and I did not get to go in to love on all the sick children.  But, Brice did get to go in....and as this is a blog about life here I thought some might want to know what the hospital is like here.

We circled around for close to an hour for a place to park at the hospital - there is none.  I guess you have someone drop you off.  Simone (the mother above) informed Brice that when they came in...they had to wait for 3 hours, there was no option.  Even as her little boy continually vomited at 3 am all over himself, they made them sit there and there was nothing she could do to get him help before that.  Later, after admission he did get an IV and care.  So glad they did and are okay.  And we'll be sure and take extra good care of you while here so you won't have to experience the hospital here!

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