"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, November 3, 2013

Halloween in St. Vincent?

As a missionary there are just some things you are going to miss out on.  For example, they don't celebrate 4th of July here, Halloween, or Thanksgiving.  Now, you can make your own turkey dinner, but just showing up at houses to get candy and show your costume isn't going to work.  So, a few months ago our Syrian friends asked us if we would want to join their Syrian community to go trick or treating.  We were excited for our kids to experience this as we have always lived on the mission field and the kids have not gotten to do this since they were born.  

My Syrian friend gave our youngest a hand- me-down costume.  But the other 2 we just had to scrounge for::)  Here we are with our friends who invited us.

So, the way you do this is you all meet at this house.  They are all from Syrian located in St. Vincent now.  And then we walked to each of their houses as a group and the person from that house would run ahead and pass out bags of candy.  Most of it was homemade donuts or cakes.  

Here is the group walking about 50 of us.

Here we are ready to go.  Now, though their language was different, the treats were different, and we were the only non- Syrians.   Yet, despite all this we so enjoyed being included and getting to experience a fun night of fellowship with friends.  As always experiencing something in a different culture is foreign, but something we are enjoying and thankful for!

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