What We Learned in Andros

What We Learned in Andros
We got home yesterday from the second trip in our 2-week adventure, and are both exhausted. Travel is tiring, hotels are tiring, driving is tiring, and going to see what God is saying can be tiring. Add a stomach bug on top, and, well, you get the idea. TIRING. First, let me say that the Bahamas and Andros were, as always, beautiful. Part of what is so incredibly frustrating about the situation in Andros is that it IS beautiful. Not only that, i

Heading Back To Andros!

Heading Back To Andros!
After 2 successful trips to Andros in 2013, every which way we turned, we were stymied. It was so so so weird, and so so so frustrating! But this month, my husband and I head back there, on another research trip. This time, we're going to Fresh Creek, which is south of Mastic Point where we were before. You can see it on the map. We went there on Easter Day in 2013, and my husband, especially, loved it. There's a building there that we just can'...

Short Term Missions Opportunities 2014

Short Term Missions Opportunities 2014
 We have several short-term missions trips opportunities this year: ANDROS YOUTH CAMPS: In August 2013, we did a youth camp for about 40 kids in Mastic Point (you can see pics on the website and blog). We had basketball, soccer, outdoor games and VBS. We’re hoping to do TWO youth camps this year, one in late June in Nicholls Town, and one in either late July or early August in Mastic Point. It’s a one-week trip and includes some fun stuff, too. Last ye

Andros Youth Camp – Last day!

The kids started arriving early - we were all pretty excited! The chairs had been moved out, so Jason and some of the other staff played some games until the ball got a bit crazy. After that, the Sharpies came out and the tee shirt signing began! After singing and worship, all the team gave their testimonies, sharing a time in their life when they didn't think they were enough, but God brought them through and His will was accomplished. It was really...

Andros – the Research Day

You have probably guessed by now that we didn't have internet in Andros. Well, technically we did... It didn't work at all for 4 days, then worked sporadically and slowly after that. I was never able to open my Wordpress blogs, though, even when it was working. So now, instead of one hugely long post, I'm going to split it into parts. We'll have my research day, when I spoke to the doctor at the Nicholls Town clinic and the director of social services. The...

Greetings from the Bahamas!

I'm here! Well, I'm here as in "in country." I'm in Nassau until after lunch today, hopefully to meet with the attorney or her assistants this morning and get the final info on what we need to do to get our nonprofit registered here. I find that, in places like Uganda and the Bahamas, face-to-face is the only way (literally!) to get anything done! So I'm calling them again promptly at 9am, and hoping to catch a cab for Chancellors Chambers soon afterwards....