Pictures make our life seem so much more real than my words, so I have added a lot. We have had a lot going on lately (doesn't everyone :). As I look back over the year and reflect on the new one, I was looking at some of my past prayers. I had been praying for my kids and the students here that God would put people in our lives to bring them closer to Him and instruct them. (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
I am overwhelmed how He is answering that prayer - you will easily see the love this visiting group showered on my kids, our preschool kids, our community, and our Bible College students.
A summary in our Community Kids Club meetings:
Sweet friends sent Christmas gifts to share at Kids Club as we studied the birth of Christ. The next week at Kids Club the clowns (Sis Maddie's mom and sister) shared with us and talked about Adam and Eve and community as believers. Finally this past week the MU Campus Group was here and talked and did relay races about the Prodigal Son.
Receiving the goody bags.
They even got to pick out their own pair of flip-flops.
What fun to have the clowns teach us of God's love!
Up the hill where some of our preschoolers come from, one of their homes pictured below was tilting to the side. Some of our students and the group and Brice went out to put in a new post.
And even in the rain- the group worked on and we hung our laundry too:)
Our preschool roof had bad termite damage and some leaking, so in less than 4 days they were able to replace it all!
We love interactions with groups. I am not the most amazing cook, so rather than do dinner we enjoy doing a dessert/local drinks (milo, lemongrass team, Bitter Lemon soda, and Fruit Cocktail soda) evening of fellowship in our home.
The new group homestead. This was the first group to stay there.
One of our evenings we (staff, students, and visiting group) all worshipped together on the beach and heard testimonies from the students.
The group treated WISE to fixing us a big meal of lasagna, salad, breasticks, and brownies. The big hit was each getting our own bottle of COKE too!
And they built a swingset for the preschool!
Which we love! Thank you!