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The Same, But Different

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Ah, we are finally back home! Back in our own beds, with our own kitchen, and the way of life that we have become used to. It's hot. I mean, so so hot. It's not the easiest time of the year to try to reacclimatize, but that's ok. Because it's home. And we love it.

Our arrival back to St Kitts was 1 week later than planned. Instead of having a few days to unpack and get settled, we rushed to get our kids back to school the next morning. New teachers and grades always bring us a bit of stress. We know our kids are awesome, but teachers are a bit less biased than we are. However it has been a great experience so far! We have a fantastic team of educators who love our kids and are helping them to be as successful as possible!

First Day of School
Addalyn now changes classes for science!
Grade 5 won the first "Golden Trash Can" award for keeping their classroom clean. Grade 2 (Dean's class) won it this past week :) He would want me to tell you that. Fairness is…

America! Home Assignment and Some Big News

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The summer came and went in a flash! Our kids finished school and then headed off to Tennessee for a fun, adventure-filled summer with grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Aaron and I stayed three more weeks on the island to finish preparing for our long absence.

   Often when missionaries go on furlough (or what is now generally called "home assignment") they are asked about their "vacation". Honestly, it makes us cringe a bit. Home assignment is a chance to visit our home country, family, and friends. It is also our chance to follow the example laid out for us in the Bible. We come back to bring a report of what God is doing in the ministries we run in St Kitts.

   Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch of Syria, where their journey had begun. The believers there had entrusted them to the grace of God to do the work they had now completed. Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported everything God had done through them and how he had o…