"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, April 21, 2013

Special Events & Special People

The past 3 weeks our hearts and house have been overflowing.  Literally.  We have had guests staying with us, but it has been so great to have dear friends here.  And it does not hurt to have their help at the busiest time of the year either.

We, of course, had to take them to the hospital to pray, play, and read to the children there.  Bringing one of our own students provided the best entertainment for the kids. 

The all girls picture.

The night before graduation we all piled into the van and truck to treat the graduates to a dinner at a local hotel that let us swim while we were there too.  What a treat for us all!

We held the first ever WISE swim race between Guyana, St. Vincent, the United States, and Haiti.  I think St. Vincent won!

The kids table.

Afterwards, we came back for a special time of dessert, a beautiful tribute to the graduates through a talented video by Bro. EK, and some fellowship time and speeches.

One of my favorites!

Attending the wedding of our neighbor and friend, Curlene Cumberbatch to Rene Sergeant!

Sweet baby Robert being adopted by friends of ours.

Bro. Quaicy, past graduate from Guyana, delivering the wedding address and graduation speech all in one day.

The graduates.

Mark Sutherlin, our past minister from CO, delivering the charge to the graduates.

Bro. Quaicy speaking an amazing message on being courageous.

Brice handing out the long-awaited diplomas!

We don't play favorites and love all the students.  But, from day one Paxson has loved Jerry so much and will miss him greatly.

We are so excited to see how God will continue to use these graduates to further His kingdom as they travel back to their home countries today.

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