"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!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas

     It can be hard for anyone to have extra money for Christmas gifts.   We serve with such amazing students and staff that doing these ideas together for others this year was such an enjoyable time.  And most only cost time or a few dollars.

Idea #1 - Clean/ Help a Friend for an Afternoon
Our sweet friend is a seventeen year old momma with 2 toddler boys.  Us girls told her we wanted to honor her for the afternoon.  We did bring presents for the family, but the real gift was the girls braided her hair for her and pampered her.

We helped watch her boys.

And we cleaned her house!

Idea #2 - Food Bags
Everyone loves food and most are baking around the Holidays.  Through our church we were able to pass out 55 food baskets in the community.

Even just putting a few baking items together and leaving it on someone's doorsteps is such a treat!

And guaranteed to pass on smiles!

Idea #3 - Happy B-day Jesus Party!

Gather the neighbor kids around and do an impromptu party singing to Jesus for his b-day!

Who doesn't love cake?

And friends and frosting?

Idea #4 - Adopt a Student
Invite a student into your home.  We are blessed to work with and know through the Bible College students well.  But, some can't go home for Christmas and don't have families that care.  Let them see your family's love and see Christ that way!

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