But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bahamas Continued

Here are more pics. from our Bahamas trip!
This is missionaries kitchen were we ate most of our meals.  Their house was so cute and very roomy!

Here is Mega Man!  He was the mascott of VBS.  He is a guy from our church that fit the role PERFECTLY!  The kids LOVED him!  :D

Here are some of the kids waiting for the morning rally to start.

We had a fun time keeping the kids entertained while waiting for the bus to arrive everyday.  LOTS of singing!  ;D  By the end of the 2nd most of our voices were shot!  But it was fun.

The VBS program they did was REALLY neat!  It was a sports VBS.  They had 3 sports they offered and the kids chose one at the beginning of the week and were in that sport all week.  there was Basketball, Volleyball, & Soccer.

For each sport there was a Head Coach and Assistant Coach that taught the sports and assigned drills.  Then there were Huddle Coaches.  Most of our group were Huddle Coaches.  What that meant was they had about 10-13 kids that were assigned to their group for the whole week.  Once the Head Coach assigned a drill they would break off into their Huddle Groups and practice it with the Huddle Coaches improving their kids.  They also had Huddle time were the Huddle Coaches would have a spiritual time with their group.  It was so neat to see the teens learning valuable leadership skills through this athletically but most important spiritually.  I think it was an AWESOME program and hope our Pastor does it at our church some year!

Here is Ben with his Huddle group.  He was a Huddle Coach for soccer and I was the unworthy Head coach for volleyball.

Here is afternoon rally time.  We had about 100 kids everyday give or take depending on the day and they fit ALL of them in a 25 passenger bus! :)

Here is Jenny, she was a Huddle Coach for volleyball, during one of the Huddle times.  She got to lead quite a few kids to the Lord that week!  Way to go Jenny!  :)

We made lots of friends while down there.  It was a GREAT week.  There were about 30 kids that got saved during the week!  Praise the Lord!

On our last night there we went to a sea food restaurant were we tried conch... fried and fresh!  It didn't taste bad at all it was more the thought of what it was that we were eating that disturbed some of us!  ;)
Some in our group ordered WHOLE fish!  Eyeballs and all!  :P  The Bahamians eat EVERYTHING...

as you can see!

The missionaries had a banana, mango, and coconut tree in their yard!

On the last night we also went to the Atlantis Aquarium...

Here's Ben on the beach...
We all had a wonderful time and are hoping to all go back next year!

This is a dress I bought at the Straw Market.  That is the Atlantis Hotel in the background.

If any of you have never been on a missions trip before I strongly urge you to take one!  It is so life changing and such a joy to invest in other peoples lives.

)If you would like to see more pics. Cool-Com-Collected has more on theirs!)

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Well it has been a LONG time since we have posted.... we apologize!  As some of you know Jordan is going to Combatore, India for a 5 month missions trip to work in an orphanage and she leaves the 17th of this month so consequentially we are very busy here!
But Ben and Jordan (me) just took a week long missions trip to Nassau Bahamas and we thought we would share some pictures from that!
It was an AMAZING trip!  It was Ben and my first missionary trip and it was incredible!  We helped with a sports VBS at the church down there and about 30 kids received Christ that week!   There were 19 of us that came from our church on the trip and we all had a blast.  Not only did we get to work at the VBS in the morning but in the afternoons we got to go sight seeing and go to some beaches which was fun. Hope you enjoy the pics.!

This was the Chicago airport on the way out.

This is our Pastor and his wife.

The water was soooooo beautiful from the plane.

That evening when we arrived in the Bahamas we played some volleyball with the youth from their church.

This is Jaws beach were they filmed part of the Jaws movie.  We found a lot of Star Fish in the ocean.  That was really neat.

We found two of these blue crabs.  They pinched one of the guys pretty hard when they were catching them!  But they were such a pretty color!  This was one of the missionaries sons Aden. 

This was the church building.  The guys slept here and showered out back and came to the house for meals.  The girls slept at the missionaries house.

This flower was so pretty and it actually grew on a tree!

The water was BEAUTIFUL there!

We went to the Straw Market twice while there.  It was fun being able to bargain for things!  They had a lot of interesting stuff.  This was a plane made from a soda can!

The tourist section.

More pictures to come....