Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Annual Cluster Meeting

Once a year all of the missionaries in our Cluster (Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, and Lesotho) get together for a time of spiritual, physical, and emotional refreshing. We had a team come from FBC Perryton, Texas to do VBS with our kids while the adults were able to sing, hear preaching, and hear reports of what the Lord is doing around the world. We had a great time and love our mission family.


Above: We crossed the Tropic of Capricorn heading to our meeting in Tshipise, South Africa

Below: Taylor getting a trim from the pastor’s wife at FBC Perryton


Above: Each missionary family got a goodie bag from FBC Perryton that had goodies like hershey, milky ways, pepperoni, coffee creamer, and skittles…all those things we miss from America :)

Below: The kids were in class thru the day and did VBS “Amazing Wonders Aviation”. Taylor also got to hang out with her best friend Madylanne. They met 3 years ago during our training in Richmond, VA. Madylanne and her family serve in Zambia but when they see each other once or twice a year its like they never have been apart.


Taylor’s class with her teachers Ms. Gran Gram and Ms. Angie


Above: The kids making their best silly faces

Below: Bradyn’s toddler class with teachers Ms. Ginger and Ms. Carolyn


One night for dinner we had a luau theme. So much fun!


Below: During one of our worship times, we all had communion together


Above: Brent was acknowledged for his 5 years on the mission field (our 3 together plus his 2 years in Kenya as a journeyman)


Above:We also took up an offering for Lottie Moon that supports missionaries around the world

Below: We had a picnic one afternoon complete with sack races, piggy back races, wheelbarrow races, watermelon seed spitting, and volleyball.


Above: Taylor’s class doing an egg/spoon race

Below: Taylor loving on Uncle Gregg…our kids love their mission aunts and uncles


Above: On the last night, the kids did a VBS presentation to show us all they learned.

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