Annual Garifuna Convention

We headed into new territory for our family.

We headed into new territory for our family.


We're almost to the Garifuna Convention

We’re almost to the Garifuna Convention


Each day there were more people in attendance.  This was the first day!

Each day there were more people in attendance. This was the first day!


4 days THIS CLOSE to the ocean, and we never got to "go to the beach."  Truly suffering for Jesus, in my book!

4 days THIS CLOSE to the ocean, and we never got to “go to the beach.” Truly suffering for Jesus, in my book!


Walking "home" from the convention after the morning sessions.

Walking “home” from the convention after the morning sessions.


The walk was beautiful!

The walk was beautiful!


It was a fairly long walk to the house where we were staying.

It was a fairly long walk to the house where we were staying.


We felt we had entered another country!

We felt we had entered another country!


Just a little farther! This was the first day we took Joel to the doctor.  At this moment, he has a fever of nearly 101 while taking tylenol and advil.

Just a little farther! This was the first day we took Joel to the doctor. At this moment, he has a fever of nearly 101 while taking tylenol and advil.


We're almost there! Just one more little hill!

We’re almost there! Just one more little hill!


This house was loaned to us during the Garifuna Convention. The owner is living in the city and allowed us to borrow the house. His brother and sister-in-law showed us around and gave us the key.

This house was loaned to us during the Garifuna Convention. The owner is living in the city and allowed us to borrow the house. His brother and sister-in-law showed us around and gave us the key.


They saw the size of our kids and decided to make all three beds available to us! We thought we'd be sleeping on someone's floor, and instead we had 3 bedrooms and a living room.

They saw the size of our kids and decided to make all three beds available to us! We thought we’d be sleeping on someone’s floor, and instead we had 3 bedrooms and a living room.


This pig woke me up every morning bright and early!

This pig woke me up every morning bright and early!


The chickens were our nearest neighbors.

The chickens were our nearest neighbors.


The thatched roofed waiting area was great protection from the sun every day. On the last day it rained, and the roof helped us not to get TOO wet!

The thatched roofed waiting area was great protection from the sun every day. On the last day it rained, and the roof helped us not to get TOO wet!

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