"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!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Time at WISE

Christmas time anywhere is so very special because Jesus came to us.  And because some of our students are far from home and Holidays are hard without family, we always try to make Christmas so meaningful and special.  

For our kids it is a time of singing Happy Birthday to Jesus!

This year our Syrian friends asked us over for Christmas Eve.  They said it was just fingerfoods, so we all ate before.  And well, fingerfoods to them means you use your fingers, not just appetizers.  So, we were so full that night!  And we all had a good laugh over the mix-up!

Our kids together have a blast!

That night there was such stormy weather that ten people lost their lives on the island from landslides.  Many lost their homes.  Please be praying for these hurting families.  This view of us driving home felt like we were back in snow with all the mud and rain.

Christmas Morning we went to church and the kids sang a special.  Then, later in the afternoon we all had a big meal together giving the students a break from the Kitchen that day.  We played games.

Praised God with candlelight.

Felt like we were with family.

And exchanged homemade gifts with one another.

Merry Christmas!

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