"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!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Zika Scare

     Our e-mail has been flooded with caring messages of individuals warning us of safety from the Zika virus.  If you don't know much about it, the danger isn't much unless you are pregnant.  That's me!

     Honestly we have never much thought about risks in different places.  It's always been God has us in this place and we are here.  No questions.  So when Naiyah got malaria as a baby in Haiti, we never questioned moving back.  We fully realize every place has things you deal with.

     Now, this time we have prayed so much again.   We both have found ourselves checking the internet late at night (not wanting to scare the other) as to what exactly causes the brain development problems in babies in the womb if they get the Zika virus.  We got rid of all standing water on the property that harbors mosquitos.  We wear bug spray when I haven't in the last 6 years.  We find ourselves constantly pulling out our ultrasound pictures to measure our baby's brain to see if it may have the microcephaly.

     I can't imagine if our baby has this, but know we would love it still.  But the thought that our baby could get it and die during birth does scare me.  For us, we just keep praying.  And know that what God brings us to, He will carry us through too.

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