"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, January 18, 2016

Grand Re-Opening

So much went on the past 2 weeks!  School started back at WISE.  We had a few disappointing times and also such joyous times!  If you miss our newsletter, here explains what happened with most of our students: 

This week we received disheartening news. When one of our students from Dominica tried to travel to Barbados, they were denied due to the school’s registration status with the country. 
Previously we thought we would be able to have out of country students move in and start their classes. However, we will have to continue to wait patiently on the government to approve our registration in order to have students from other islands move in. All classes will still begin on Mondayand will be open to any Barbadian students, both on-campus and evening classes.
Although a bit disappointed, we continue to trust that the Lord’s plan is perfect and look forward to seeing our other students move in soon. The Lord has been faithful to us in this move and we know He will be faithful throughout this process as we continue to wait on the government here. 
Please pray for patience, for the registration to be completed and for classes to start off well with our Barbadian students. Would you also join us in praying for our students who are ready to be here but aren’t able to be? Thank you for your prayers the past year. We are excited to begin a New Year and new chapter in Barbados!

On a different note, we had a wonderful opening with dedications

Banquets and many special guests coming

Dear friend and brother Lance was in to challenge and encourage us to do the Lord's work!

Brother Andy joined our staff from OCC

And Bro Pearson joined our staff from Barbados!

God's doing so much!  Our current students say they are learning so much from this dedicated staff!  We're thankful God brought them!  We were so thankful to have several board member families here to continue to work and pray for and with us!

After the team and opening here and all the guests left, the water went out..thankfully it was fixed.  Long story short our pastor's wife's brother called the newspaper and told them that they were reporting the water authority for wasting so much water from the leak that had been going on near our property for 2 months that was washing out the road.   What do you know, except they fixed the leak and restored the water the next day:)

Then, today a man the police had been looking for was spotted on the campus.  He ran before we could catch him into the cane fields by us.  We called the police, but 8 hours later they still have not shown, though they said they really hoped to catch the guy! 

Well, that's enough adventure for today!

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