"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!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Not Missing Out

"Mommy, why can't I go outside and play with my friends?"  begs my six year old daughter with her nose pressed against the glass to see the local boy playing outside.  On this night the bars on our windows must seem like a prison to her.  As her parents we must seem so mean and unfair to make her stay inside. 

How do I explain to my young, innocent daughter that the bars are for security and protection?  How do I tell her that boy only has his grandma and no one is there to take care of him and bring him inside?  How do I show her we are loving her by letting her stay up late with a slumber party in the living room with her family when she wishes she could still be playing outside as he is?  How do I help teach her how blessed she is?

We are trying not to miss out on God's blessings in life, but He gives so many!  So, I know we do miss a lot.  And we get caught up so much in busyness, stress, or worries. 

We are praying for our family to not miss out and always be giving thanks to God for everything. (Eph 5:20).  We are sorry if we have missed out on you in being so focused with ours at times.  We are grateful for you!
 
Some of the kids at the preschool having so much fun with the new sandbox!  Thanks, Mr. John, for building us one!

 
Love seeing our students not only studying, but reading their Bibles!

 
Love how my kids are so loved on!

 
Love seeing Kids Club kids searching through their new Bibles.

 
Love seeing the older kids helping the younger.

 
Love hearing the kids being taught!


 
Love the goats that roam everywhere!



 
And love seeing our students preaching to us!


Sunday, September 16, 2012


Help US FILL OUR GAS CAN TO Buy A TRUCK AT W.I.S.E.
- A few of our churches Are setting out gas cans to fill up with change or checks to help us get a truck here.  If you would like a flyer and can for your church or business, please let us know.  This is tax deductible also.


(A Used Truck in St. Vincent costs about $10,000.  This will help transport groups, the growing number of students, for building materials, and replaces the current van that has been having problems.  Check out our website for a current amount of funds raised.  Any extra raised will be used for repair on the existing van.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lots of Firsts

 
Brother E.K. greeting the new students.

 
Our 2nd year students waiting to welcome the newbies to campus.

 
Beckett's 1st day of Prek.

 
Preschool play.

 
What would we do without Mrs. Marshall.  She is the preschool assistant pictured above. 

 
Sister Amanda (me) meeting the new students.



 
Passing out syllabi and books.  Paul Boling (my uncle) is a visiting adjunct teacher for 3 weeks here from KS!
 
We have the best blend of staff.  From Kansas (Paul-adjunct teacher and me), Missouri (Maddie-instructor, EK-instructor, and Brice), St. Vincent(Mrs. Marshall and Big John-maintenance), Guyana (Claudette- kitchen supervisor), Suriname (Angie - instructor), and Haiti (Matthias).