Good evening! It has been 3 1/2 weeks since we landed on the island of Grenada. Most things are unpacked and we are slowly adjusting to a new routine and different schedule. Jaymison and Natasha are finishing the school year doing Abeka online. It has been a bit of an adjustment for them since they were used to going to school. They all are enjoying spending a lot of time outside. We have a small front yard that they enjoy playing in. There is a small backyard as well. Jaymison and Natasha found a tree that they can climb and they have enjoyed making that their playhouse.

We have done several fun activities with the church congregation since we have been here. The first one was family night. We had an enjoyable evening playing group games and getting to know everyone. We had juice and a snack afterwards. Last Sunday evening we went to Fort Fredrick and spent the evening there. There was lots of room for the children to run and play. We enjoyed singing songs together as the sun went down. There is an amazing view over the water from the fort. February 7th was Independence Day. It was Grenada's 50th anniversary so there was a lot of celebration on the island. As a church had a picnic about a half hour drive from the church. There is a small river that flows through the woods and the children enjoyed playing in that most of the time we where there. The adults didn't get too active but enjoyed some good conversations. Some people kicked a soccer ball around and others took a few hits at a tennis ball with the cricket bat. It was a very enjoyable day together and we also enjoyed their national dish called Oil Down. It's a combination of breadfruit, chicken, pig tail, dumplings, carrots, callaloo, and other random things. It's very good! On the way home we got stuck in a traffic jam for over an hour. Although it was inconvenient it did teach us some patience. 😄

Derrik turned 4 on February 2. We celebrated as a family and enjoyed cake and ice-cream and some gifts. Although it was just us, he seemed to really enjoy the day. We are so thankful for him and all that he adds to our family.

Continue to pray for us as a family. It has been a big move for us and it has had its challenges. We are so thankful though to be where God has called us, and we rest in that every day. God is so good and we don't ever want to forget that! God bless each one of you as you serve Him in your own communities!

Hello from Grenada