"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!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

One Crazy Weekend

Our neighbor's son got married this weekend.  Everyone knows them, so we figured it would be a huge wedding.  Counting our family and the bridal party i think there were 20 people.  But it sure was beautiful.  

Sweet friends and past student.

Lots of love. Pray for their lifelong commitment to the Lord and one another.

Ms. Marshall (preschool assistant) and her boyfriend Elvis were the wedding attendants!

Then, we went caroling with the students.  They passed out verses, invitations to church, and candy mints.

The students wouldn't let us miss any houses along the way.  They even made a sign for us to carry.

And the last event of the weekend was a fun party for all the kids in our local community.  Where we live just up the hill is considered one of the poorer areas, so each year "Toys for Tots" hosts a party for all the kids and passes out gifts.  They kids all put on a show for us.  

We got invited, and I have to say the past thoughts of college days before living on the mission field filled my head.  I recall putting gifts in the bins at Wal-mart for toys for tots.  But, I never thought one day my kids would be receiving one of them.  I felt like our kids have so much already and tried to decline, but our area kids insisted we come to see them perform. It was a new experience, and since it went past the 3 hour time allotment and was time for us to head to night church, we left before gifts could be passed out.  It was perfect timing that my kids weren't taking other's toys and also not having to feel left out.

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