"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!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Praying for God to....

Some friends of ours are about to lose their son after caring for him for close to a year.  I don't know that the situation with his birth mother is any better.  But, I know that they are dear friends who love him so much and are hurting. 
Crime once again hit our street and our next door neighbors and fellow WISE staff members were broken into yesterday morning.  They lost valuables, but not only that they felt their security threatened.  And they were saddened as this is the 2nd time for their house to be hit.  We are now one of the only 2 houses on our street not to be broken into lately. 
Friends of ours still ache from the sudden death of their son last August. 
Personally Brice and I are going through some things here we would ask for prayers, but cannot be more specific at this time.
Several of our board members were/are going through treatment for cancer. 
There is a group of 7 kids that come to our kids club we visited last week.  And they lived in even worse poverty than we had seen in Haiti.  It was a hike to get to their house on foot from us.  Their community of wooden 8 by 6 ft houses were built on stilts.  There was no way to squeeze there families of 5 or more, let alone a bed in there with a pot to cook on.  They had no electricity or running water.  and it aches as they beg for money continually, because they do need it.
These are only a few things on our hearts and in our prayers. For God to intervene.  For God to heal.  For God to provide.  For God to comfort.  For God to protect.  For God to guide.  Wow!  Our God is amazing!  I see these hurts and hurt and am sad, and then I see all God can do and does.  So as hurt continues, and I can't help physically sometimes, then I can seek God and see Him take care of all in His way. 

"Yes, Lord, walking in the way or your laws, we wait for You; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. 
Lord, you establish peace for us; all thta we have accomplished you have done for us." 
Isaiah 26: 8,12

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