Wednesday, 25 June 2014

no more goodbyes, please

Keith and Doni
Nassau life is now a permanent part of Bunting history.  Less than 48 hours ago we said goodbye to our friends, our home and church, and our country of residence for the last two years.  To be sure, the last few weeks and days in Nassau were full, work-heavy, and emotionally draining.  But amidst it all, we felt God's love and provision.

Sunday past was filled with tearful good-byes, hugs, and photo moments. Faye Bascom, our resident photographer at Kingdom Life, snapped pictures of just about everyone embracing us as we said our individual good-byes.  These pictures document what words could not adequately say: You will be missed.  You are loved.  We are forever bound by God.  I hope to create a photo book of these cherished memories once we are settled. 

And as our life in Nassau came to a close, and each "last" was experienced: our last beach trip, our last swim in the pool, our last trip to the food store, our last supper with friends, our last time in church, we saw the grace of God in taking us to Nassau.  We are forever changed.  Forever aware of life beyond the 50 states.  Forever connected to a people we were not born into, but in being born-again through Christ, we have as an eternal family.  And these thoughts bring comfort and joy to us.

Cedric asked what will we do about blogging now that " will no longer be current.  That is still to be determined, we suppose.

So as we close this chapter of our Bahamian Bunting Life, know that for ever prayer you have prayed for us, every kind word said to us, and every gift you may have given us, God was at work in the midst of it.  He was faithful, just as He said He would be.  Enjoy some pictures of our last Sunday.  Godspeed.
Katie, Kristin, Keith, Alex Rolle, Vernika, Kara
The College of the Bahamas' Students
Hugging Demetria
The Rolles and Kristin (minus Andre!)
Charonzo and Keith
Alexine and the Girls
Patrice, Kristin, Shelly, and Faye
Pastor Moss and Alexine with us
Lyndon and Shelly Nairn with us
Keisha and Calvin Dean with us
Aniah, Alex N., Kara, Abby, and Kendall


  1. Must have been so difficult to say all those goodbyes! May the Lord be near as you transition and continue to minister for His sake.

  2. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Bahamas? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Bahamas in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez