Friday, March 9, 2012

The Past Few Weeks

So it's definitely been a few weeks since our last post and we apologize for that! My parents have left and gone back to Indianapolis. It was a sad day but we are grateful that they were able to spend three weeks with us here and truly experience the culture of St. Kitts. We love and miss you Mom and Dad!

During my parents visit, we had a mother and daughter from Canada, named Lindsey and Jordin, contact the Grayson's after seeing their blog and requested to do some ministry while they were here for a day from their cruise ship vacation.  It was really amazing that people would desire to reach out and minister to others while on their vacation.  We painted another room in Nicole's house, a woman who comes to our bible study.  We have done quite a bit of work on the house including tiling a shower, running basic plumbing so she has water, and almost painting the entire interior.  We're thankful for the help these ladies were able to give. 
But it didn't stop there! The ladies went and bought groceries for Nicole who is a single mother and raises one of her own children along with 3 other children living with her temporarily. Nicole was so blessed by the love that these ladies had shown.  After we were done with painting, the ladies had brought an entire hockey bag full of games and candy to donate to the Children's Home.  This was mine and Brandon's first time to the Children's Home.  The kids received the gifts with excitement and the director was thrilled.  It was a neat way that the Lord used to give us another contact and now there are many service opportunities for mission teams to go and do at the Children's Home.  We have the Calvary Chapel Bible College of Indianapolis coming towards the end of April and are really excited for what the Lord wants to do through them. 

The Bible Study on Wednesday nights has been going great. We are continuing our study of the book of John and we seem to be getting a regular group of about 10-12 people coming.  The Lord has been faithful to bring people and we know and trust that all we need to do is be concerned that we are focused on Him and not on the amount of people coming. He will take care of the rest. 

Brandon and I have continued coaching the Junior basketball team for the community we live in.  Our team is the Bird Rock Uprisers!  Right now we are 2-1 but should be 3-0! It is a blast and we both really enjoy it.  Pray that we would both continue to be able to reach out to these guys and share the love of Christ with them.

Continue to pray for the AWANA club that we just started.  It is going well and we are definitely seeing fruit, but pray that the Lord will provide more leaders and give us wisdom on how to best run the AWANA club here in St. Kitts so that it will minister the most effectively to this culture. 

Pray for a new Bible Study that we are beginning on Monday nights on the opposite side of the island in a community called Fig Tree. Through a local woman that helps with AWANA, we have been told there is a need there for good Bible teaching and the people of the community desire a bible study, so we are simply going and bringing the Word and we're excited to see what God does! Thanks to all who read this and care about what God is doing all around the world! 

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