"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, April 28, 2015

Packing Hilarity

     So here's a funny picture for your mind.  Picture a whole school full of books, a huge kitchen, office supplies with a surplus of 30 years of memories, student dorms, a preschool, and our family home.  And then picture all of this needing to be packed and shipped in a container to another island.....and it's Brice, me, our 3 young kids (who make it more messy than imagined), and grandma packing it up!   Several of our local staff have already left and been employed elsewhere since they have found other jobs.  And our other American staff family had a family vacation planned elsewhere this week.  So, this is our work crew.  We've been starting our days at 7 and going until 10 or 11 and somehow it's getting done.

     We had originally had a team coming to help.  And then timing of responses from sellers just was off.  Then, several of our board members came together and after visiting with us and seeing us personally, said......."You guys need a rest.  You are working overtime everyday, dealing with baby loss, waiting on international move, and we think you need to take a few months off for complete rest and restoration."  We have never done this.  Even when back for a month in the summers we are always working full-time headed to churches and visiting supporters and sharing about WISE.  So, we prayed with them and decided to go ahead and pack now and in this time of waiting for the properties to sell we would head back to the States.  While we can't just take a full several months off, we have promised to take a week of family vacation time to rest.  So, we are busy getting all of it packed up and then will possibly be sharing with our wonderful supporters all that God is doing here soon.

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