"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, September 1, 2013

Orientation and Back to School BBQ

While we have been praying for long-term staff, here is this semester's staff.  Brother Stan Wohlenhaus (long-time professor at OCC), Sis Claudette- kitchen boss, Sis Angie- does all, Sis Becky- MU campus house exchange staff to help with alumni project, Bro Matthias- part-time electronics professor, Bro Brice- my honey and director/professor, Bro Michael Crider- 3 week adjunct professor, Bro John- maintenance man.

Friday was orientation day.  They heard from the staff on procedures and expectations.  Then, they divided into 4 groups to tour the campus.  Here is group one.

Another group.

I got to watch the kids with Sis Annie.  The little ones (above) played all over.

The bigger ones stuck to this huge rock on the side of WISE.

Here are students getting their huge pile of books.

Then, it was time for the beach BBQ.  Some played soccer and badminton.

Some chatted and cooked.

Some played in the sand.

Some played in the water.

A few built sand castles.

Some learned how to play badminton.

All of us ate, sang praises, heard a devotional, and prayed for the new year.  While some students have arrived, we are still awaiting 3 from jamaica and 1 from Haiti to still arrive later this week.  Liat has been backed up on flights, and this was the earliest they could arrive.  

We are thrilled to have 2 students from St. Vincent join us this year as well!

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