Cross Lanes Bible Church
Team Comes to Carriacou
Over the years, we have been blessed to have
others to come to Carriacou to help us in ministry. We have had individuals,
families, and teams.
On July 25, 2002, a team of sixteen (four adults
and twelve teenagers) arrived on Carriacou by sea ferry. Most either attend
or have attended
Cross Lanes Bible Church, or Cross Lanes Christian Christian School, a ministry of
Cross Lanes Bible Church (CLBC). Both
have websites that you can visit by clicking on the following links:
Cross Lanes Bible Church (CLBC)
Cross Lanes Christian School
(CLBC is also the home and sending
church of the Robinson family.)
The team was with us from Thursday, July 25, through Thursday, August 1, 2002, and
it performed a number of services for us. This page presents the team and
its general activities. Other
links from this page highlight other aspects of their visit and work.
They Arrive & Get Settled
Introducing the Team
They Conduct a Vacation Bible School
They Hold Special Services at WBC (Another
The Team Takes Time
for Fun (Another Page)
The Team Gets
Together at the End of Each Day
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(NOTE: Where possible I have posted each individual according to the
alphabetical order of their last names. Also, the pictures on this page and
its sub-pages where taken by Dan Nelson and myself, the Webmaster.)
They Arrive & Get
The team arrived at the Hillsborough Jetty at about 12:30 AM,
Thursday morning, July 25, 2002. They chartered the smaller Osprey Sea
Shuttle to make the forty mile sea journey from St. Georges to Carriacou.
The ride was reportedly very ... exciting for each one. Each one was quite tired and eager to get settled in to get a good night's rest.
Though we had another home that had been made graciously available
for us to use, they elected to
stay together in our home
All brought air-mattresses or sleeping bags. Some of the
ladies slept in a large open area in our basement, while the rest stayed in a
connecting bedroom. The young men slept in our living room and a couple of
bedrooms upstairs. Later on, some of the young men elected to sleep on our veranda
because it was 'cool' (in both the literal and slang sense) and, well ..., it's a guy thing.
The next day they rested up and got together to go over
their planned activities. They also began to get acclimated to
our tropical climate.
During the day it was about 85°
F (29.4° C), ~70 % humidity, with
a comfortable westerly trade wind. We also had a few showers that cooled
things off for a while, but made it quite humid when the sun came out later.
latitude the sun can be quite intense. Thus, we advised all to breakout the
15 SPF-plus sunscreen and keep it applied while venturing outside.
the Team ...
The team from Cross Lanes Bible Church had four adults that
served as sponsors. They were ...
The rest of the team was made up of six young ladies and six young men.
The ladies were ...
Rima (Reema) Hourani
Likewise, the six young gentlemen were ...
Peter (P.J.) Ambler
Many of the team members are either entering their last year
or two of high school, or preparing to enter their first year of college.
Please pray for them to maintain a desire to serve the Lord, and be willing
to go wherever He leads.
Our Own Who Helped the
In addition to the folks from West Virginia, some
of our people from Windward Bible Church also worked hard to make the
Vacation Bible School a success.
Caroline Cornelius attends Windward Bible Church
faithfully with her family. Her family are missionaries that also live and
work on Carriacou. Caroline worked with the
team by doing whatever she could to meet a need. She has a true servant's
heart and meek spirit.
Rose Harrison is a single young lady that
came to Carriacou the middle of June. She is here to work with the Robinsons
for seven months until the middle of January, 2003. She recently graduated
from Southland Bible Institute, Flatwoods, Kentucky in May. She has been
very helpful to us, the ministry of Windward Bible Church, and also helpful
to the team during VBS. Information
on how to contact Rose is also on our contact page.
Our son, Jeshua, has attended both Cross Lanes Bible Church
and the Christian School in the past. He knew most of the those on the team, and it was
encouraging to him to be able to fellowship and work with them. He also participated in
all their activities. He was very helpful and acted as cultural liaison and
translator (West Indian English to American English) for the team.☺(Lord
willing, he will be sixteen on November 13, 2002.) He has many high
aspirations on what he plans to do when he finishes high school. You may find out how to
contact him via our contact page.
Franklyn Scott and Wesley Alexander are Grenadians that have
made professions of faith in Christ through the ministry of Windward Bible
Church. Frankly is going on nineteen and Wesley is sixteen. They both followed the Lord in believer's baptism the
early part of
2002. I have seen much spiritual growth in both. They often serve as an
encouragement to me and the rest of our teens and children. They graciously helped with the VBS
whenever they were not working at home or on a summer job. They
were quite helpful and maintained a good attitude throughout the entire
time. They also became close friends with many on the team and was very sad when
the team left.
Taking Time to Regroup at the End of
At the conclusion of each busy day, the team and some or our
youth gathered on our
veranda to compare notes, share testimonies, and listen to a challenge by their sponsors
Pastor Brent challenges the group from God's Word.
Some of our own listen as Dan Nelson encourages them on one occasion.
Ben Edward leads the group devotions on another night.
All pay attention and participate when they have an opportunity.
Time to Return to West
After a week of hard work and good clean fun, the folks from
Cross Lanes boarded the Osprey. They then departed for the mainland
amid shed tears by both our folks and those of the team. We eagerly wait for
another team to come!
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