"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!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Dream Coming True

Coming from Haiti and working at Sonlight we saw how much starting young leading kids to Christ changed a kid, family, community, and even city.  So, we knew to train leaders in the churches we needed to start when they were young.  We began dreaming about starting a preschool.kindergarten and then having kids club after school for tutoring, bible study, and loving on the kids.  I have to say with 3 of my own and all that WISE has going on, I dreamed but was not sure of the reality. 

Kendra and Mallory decorated the beautiful welcoming door.

Mrs. Gloria was a former teacher who gave me so many great ideas.

Nicole helped hang.

Mallory and Kelli helping.

Kendall showing us the birthday wall.

Kids play area.  And the amazing tables and benches Mr. Daniel built us.

Hanging the sign Laura painted for us.

And the last day of an amazing VBS.

Every decoration and labor was donated by amazing friends and family that believed in this.  We are so thankful for the prayers, God's leading, and even the fun garage sale finds people found to make this happen.  Pray for today as our open house enrollment is today. 


  1. Tears of joy friend, tears of joy. Praying for open house and enrollment. We love each of you so very much.

  2. The preschool looks amazing - you girls did a fabulous job! So many kids are going to be blessed in that area and the ripple affect from you work will be incredible!