Archives for May 2013

First Church Partnership Good News Club – In Pictures!

Last week we had the privilege of attending our first church partnership After School Good News Club! Antioch Baptist Church has adopted William Connor Primary and has already held club for three weeks!

We could not be MORE excited to see this take place in St. Kitts! We want to see clubs like this repeated with all of the primary schools here, and even into other countries as well!

There are definitely some kinks being worked out but the teachers are amazing! And the kids absolutely LOVE being there!












It is so amazing to see how God is working in St. Kitts and Nevis! There are already more churches wanting to adopt schools next Fall!

Birmingham Mission Trip

Our first team arrives this Saturday! A group of just graduated girls are taking a combination mission trip/senior trip and will be teaching 5 Day Clubs at a local school, preaching at a church (one of the Dads, not the girls) and have offered to babysit Maddy for a night. We are really looking forward to meeting them and having fellow Alabamians with us for a week!

Our van is almost completely repaired. We were able to fix the starter and the back suspension and shocks are now ready for the team. Which means we should be able to put people in the back of the van again. The front suspension still needs work but we are waiting for more parts to come in. Also, Sean got a check from the petroleum company and we now have a back bumper again.

It’s like we have a new van!

Please pray for the Birmingham team as they prepare to leave and serve in ministry here next week (they will be here from Saturday – Saturday).

Before I end…

We are able to have American cable TV here and were extremely saddened to watch the events in Oklahoma unfold Monday afternoon/evening. It was devastating to know many of the kids at Plaza Towers did not make it out alive. We are praying for their families, for CEF in Oklahoma and the other victims as well.

Our Good News Club Turned One Year Old!

Last Monday we celebrated 1 year of having our Good News Club in Fig Tree! We had a birthday cake and watched a movie with popcorn! It was such a special treat for the kids and they all seemed to have a lot of fun.

I love this picture! She is studying for her memory verse before club began… complete with her bare feet propped up and tongue sticking out. She said her verse perfectly!

Studying Her Bible

Of course, as soon as I brought out the camera the kids wanted their pictures taken. They all try to cram into the shot at the last minute.

Group shot of Kids at Good News Club

And they LOVE to put Maddy in the center of their group pictures… but Maddy isn’t to sure about being surrounded!

Group shot

Thanks to the money raised by the Alabama and Missouri CYIA (Christian Youth in Action) programs, we were able to get a projector for the chapter in St. Kitts and Nevis! So we brought it along with us and the kids watched The Jesus Film for Children.

What is a movie night without popcorn?

Munching on Popcorn

The kids were thrilled to have the popcorn… so was Maddy!

Excited about popcorn

To be honest, we thought we would need to quiet the kids down at least once during the movie, but they were captivated! One of the adults told us the kids had never seen anything like it. They’ve been told about what Christ did for them all year, but they got to see a depiction of it. They were all completely silent during the crucifixion scene. The movie ends with an invitation to trust in Christ and a sample prayer… we could hear a few of the kids saying the prayer along with the movie.

Sean explained to them what it meant to trust in Christ and how coming to Good News Club will help them grow in their Christian walk.

Talking to the kids about Christ

We are so grateful to be part of this Good News Club! It was definitely bittersweet for us though… knowing that we probably won’t be there to celebrate next year’s birthday (we leave in January 2014). But we are excited to continue teaching until then!

Other News

The TCE class in Nevis is going very well!

We had an earthquake last week… a 5.3! Most everyone on the island woke up around 3am because their beds were violently shaking. Us? We slept through it all. We had no idea there was an earthquake until we got on Facebook the next morning!

Our wall still has a hole in it but we should be getting the estimate this week.

The petroleum company finally settled with Sean! We will be getting a new bumper for our van soon. The accident happened last September so we are grateful for the resolution. We also ordered the parts to fix our suspension and shocks and they are in transit to St. Kitts from several different places. We haven’t been able to put anyone in the back of our van since last year… plus our van is very “squeaky” and I can hear Sean driving down the road, downstairs and inside the house, before he even gets to our driveway! People know when the Millers have arrived! So hopefully getting the bumper and suspension fixed will help. Unfortunately, our starter went out this week and a friend in the States will be bringing one with him when he comes back next week because we cannot find one here at all. For now, Sean has to bang on the starter with a hammer to get the van running! Haha! But we are just happy it will start, whatever it takes! This poor van has been put through the wringer!

In about two weeks our first mission trip team will be here!


Just another week in the Caribbean!