"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, March 21, 2013

Our Crazy Life

Sometimes I forget this blog is about our family and what life is through our eyes as we live in a different country.  So, I thought I would give a brief glimpse, rather than trying to think of something glamorous to write or creative.  Because well, some days there is just none of that.  It's just us.  

A lot of days it is just us getting up, ready, washing dishes, hanging out clothes, doing schoolwork, teaching/attending preschool, daddy going to work at the Bible College, trying to visit the Bible college, having Kids Club, and hanging out together or with neighbors.  And sometimes that is hard for me to get all done.  

Lately, we have had one extra.  If a preschooler does not get picked up from preschool (we just go half day), they come over to our house to hang out or until we can walk them home.  This happens a lot and we don't mind the extra friend to play with or that the kids get an extra meal before heading home to some hard home lifes for a bit.  Honestly, I have a hard time saying no  and confronting anyways and always have.  

One dad, though, has decided to continually forget his daughter each day and for often 3 hours longer each day.  We love his little 3 year old daughter.  But, makes me so sad to to get his word each day he will be there to pick her up at the designated time.  Then, since he has no phone and they are continually moving in with different family members not close by we can't ever find him.  It frustrates and saddens me.  So, here I sit and write as all the kids nap and his sweet daughter is snoring on my lap.  

I'm praying that this father is out working to provide for his 5 kids and that he will honor his word and remember to get his daughter.  And I'm praying that this preschool we offer to families here can be a place where they are putting God's word deep in their hearts and is affecting their families too.  And I am praying for God's compassion and wisdom to know how to love these families, but also not enable them to neglect their children, but instead care more for them.  

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