"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!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jamaica's Big Gain

At the end of this month, we say good-bye to sweet friends and amazing, faithful workers of WISE.  Bro. Lance and Sis. Lisa are heading back to their home country of Jamaica.  They have given us years of dedicated teaching, nursing, and guidance but now have to leave to help their aging parents.  While we selfishly want to keep them at WISE forever till God's work is done here, we know this has been a plan for the last few years to get back to Jamaica. 
Below are some of their good-bye words:
His Work by Lance & Lisa Brooks 
One of the beautiful things about a personal relationship with God is the way in which He touches our lives and changes us, making us His, and not our own. As “His own” one of the things that He asks is that we would be a  “fragrance of Christ to God” (2 Cor. 2:15), to show forth the goodness of God  to all our fellow men.

It  has  been  a  privilege  and  an  honour  to  have  served  at  W.I.S.E. In working here we have seen ourselves as being partners with Christ in passing on the “Word” which is mighty to save.  We have also seen ourselves as your fellow partners in the work of God, laboring in this part of His field. In all our accomplishments we have seen God’s hand at work and recognize that it has been by His might and power and not our own.
We  take  this  opportunity  to  say  a  big  thank  you  to  all  those  who  have supported our ministry over the years.  We pray that God will continue to strengthen and establish you in the faith.

Thank you, Lance and Lisa Brooks for all you did at WISE!

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