"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!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Reason for the Season

This time of year can get so crazy for all.  There are some amazing things going on.  This year we are combining all our different groups here for a community pageant next Friday. 

- Our Bible College students are directing, acting out, making homemade costumes and sets, and practicing a play of the Christmas story.

-Our preschoolers are practicing 3 little songs to perform with actions. 

-The girls dance class Maddie leads will perform 2 dances. 

- Our students will also sing some Christmas worship songs. 

We are combining all this and praying for the community around to come and see and hear the reason we celebrate Christmas and the hope we have. 

We are also excited as our family's prayer and hope is just wherever we are (church setting, home, or work) we can show people God.  One new thing we have started is on Sunday nights our church and school students divide into small groups.  We see so many here that do not attend church and have no desire too.  So, we keep praying and have been inviting those that live near us to come just to our house.  One family started coming to study the Bible with us who had not been to church in over 30 years and never exposed her to children to it.

Would you pray?

- For this new family and other families to hear and come to love God through small groups

-  For our community pageant to show the message of God's love through Jesus

- For our students wrapping up the semester.

- For our families at our preschool, since only 2 of them attend church

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