"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!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

To Go or Not To GO?

Recently we had a visiting group member make this comment, "I wish I had just sent the money to come here to the mission than to have traveled all this way and just dug dirt for a wall for you.  I feel like it could have done you more good the other way."

The comment was made in innocence, and yet for us it made me want to share how blessed we are with groups.  Plus I have more fun pics of our last group I have taken awhile to post.

Without groups we would not have the school, church and house we live in...as it was groups that built them by hand mixing them with buckets of concrete.  Without groups we would miss out on the encouragement and passion you bring and share as you get excited and join in the work here. Without groups we are hard pressed to get back to your church thank them for support and show pictures of the work they support here.  Without groups it takes longer to see projects through as we have only a few hands working each day, so even digging dirt for a wall makes it possible to get the school walls retained better and reinforced more quickly and less cost here since projects are finished in days that over months.  Without groups our current students miss the insight and friendships you provide as you interact here. 

We know you work so hard to raise lots of money to come, work hard while here giving up vacation time, and are exhausted when you leave....but we would hate to be without groups.   Thanks for coming.

More fun at Kids Club...how excited we are to expand and offer more sessions in the fall.  Plus Maddie is a professional dancer, so we are going to be able to offer tap, jazz, and ballet to the community for kids....what a outreach as we teach them about Christ!

Hilarious skits by the youth at CCC.

Big John directing.

One of the classes offered by the youth at the retreat.  I think this was the sports class.

Our retreat t-shirts...we have extras...so if you are interested they are only $15 for you to own one.

Some of the youth at the retreat!

Missionary Kids with cousins and Erin entertaining...so fun!

One of the games they played.

1 comment:

  1. I will echo your opinion. If you have the chance, go. It will change the way that you see a lot of the life around you. It will make you pray for people that you do not even have a name for. It will be time very well spent.

    Tiffany Reed