Today has been a really hard day. My (Katelyn) beautiful, incredible grandmother, Anne Halcomb, passed away this afternoon. I already miss her so much, but she had an amazing life! I want to be remembered the way she is, for all her love and accomplishments and the way she worked hard for everything and everyone important to her. I am so so happy that she lived a long life and wasn't sick or suffering.
In the midst of the hard things, God has been really blessing us as well!
One of the major repairs on our condo is done! We had materials donated and some awesome people pitch in and replace the siding that was rotten on the back around the garage. It's looking good :)
We are only $7 short (yes, $7, that's not a typo) of being able to buy our plane tickets for our first trip to St Kitts in September!!! We are still in need of close to $500 in order to pay for our hotel stays on the way there and back, our travel expenses, items we will bring to help with the ministries on t…
26 Days. Twenty Six Days. 2-6.
This whole adventure started 4 years and 4 months ago. Many of you may know this story, so the short version is this: One night during a walk on the beach Aaron and I were able to share that we both believed God had called us into ministry. Slowly God began to reveal His plan and purposes, and 3 years ago in October, we made our very first visit to the beautiful island of St. Kitts.
God confirmed his calling for us to move there, and we have been homesick for St. Kitts ever since.
2 1/2 years ago we went to the island for a second time. This time we took a team and participated in the Festival of Life.
When we got home from the Festival of Life, we realized that God was calling us to use our past struggles with addiction and codependency to do ministry in St. Kitts. We were overjoyed that God would choose to redeem our mistakes, and use them to glorify Him instead. With clear direction, we were able to focus on getting out of debt and starting to raise…
I can't believe this week has come and went. It was such a whirlwind and such a great week. God was in such control and blessed us with the perfect team, great help for our projects, and safety. We each grew so much in our relationships with each other and our relationships with God. If we were able to somehow bless the people of St Kitts with what we did, then even better!
Part of our ministry this week was providing childcare for the kids on the mission trip/the missionary kids
We played at the pool, did art and played with the ipad as well :)
The other part of our ministry was picking up trash, installing new basketball nets, building backboards and installing them at a park in a poor community and at a school for kids with special needs.
Our drivers/helpers Andy and Alicia, both VIP's to vet students on the island. Andy and his wife, Jillian, are the reason we became connected with St Kitts!
We hired two Kittitian men to haul our stuff to a court in Cayon and they help …