"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!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Settling in

Arriving home was a busy adventure.  I had thought to be unpacked, house swept and mopped, and start having old friends over by the next day.  Ha!   We, of course, arrived home after 5 hour delay from LIAT Airlines at 10p.m.  
Upon entry to our home we realized -
The water was not working, there had been a leak and needed to be repaired.
We had no cash on us and our debit cards to get cash had been turned off since we had again traveled to another country.
We had no groceries and no money to get groceries.
We had no internet- this can be a blessing too!  But since our phone is through the internet, could not call to get our cards reinstated.  
The AC unit in the house had a bees nest inside and no longer worked.  
The stove was out of gas.  

And you know what.  For 2 days we were smelly, hot, and hungry. It is so hard to imagine that so many in the world live like this everyday. I pray we love others and when aren't as comfortable as we would like, we would still be grateful.

 I think we got grouchy some.  And the school let us some borrow some things.  But, it was also so wonderful to be back HOME.  Hearing old friends at the airport say, "Welcome Home" thrilled us.  It really has become that for us.  We are just so grateful to be all be together back home.  And as I looked around me more, I was so thankful for friends and people we have come to know here, for the school and those who work there and for the students yearning hearts to learn and grow, and for God's provisions with a roof over our heads and knowing exactly what we need when we need it.  

And now that we are settling in we got to celebrate Naiyah's 7th b-day party! We had a slumber party, which was a first for us. 2 of her friends came that are her age.  And then one of the younger girls big sister came along too.  And of course little brothers had to tag along.

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