"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, May 18, 2014

Not the best week...

     Summer time can be a lot harder here. We have less students, so the campus is quieter.  Our staff takes turns on their furloughs back home and raising support.  And school here goes until mid-June.

     This week for some reason seemed more challenging.  Most of the preschoolers were passing around colds, so there were runny noses galore this week.  Then, on an errand downtown the van stopped in the middle of the road (on a busy Friday).  I was preparing dinner for the students and some neighbors to have over, so to lose a few hours and wait on the street was not how I had planned the warm afternoon going with some tired kiddos.  And, then one of our preschool assistants decided to quit with just month to go when we were already short-handed and full of kiddos.

     I will admit to getting down, but then it's hard to stay that way when there are so many blessings abounding too....

Brice graduated with his master's, so no more late night studying!  We had lots of dear friends here to celebrate with!

When we want to go on walks, we have some beautiful beaches God made to walk on!

Beckett, our middle, just turned 5!

And, with the lonelier times, I added a Bible study with some girls down the road.  They live in government funded land near the airport.  This was our 3rd week to just open my Bible and as they learn to read, I got to help them grow in the Lord too.  

We'd love to hear your joys too amidst the harder times.  

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