Full name: Joseph Ryan Childers
Birthday: August 11
Spiritual birthday: September 5, 2004
Call to the mission field: October 2004, influenced by Isaiah 6:8
Life verse: Philippians 1:21–For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Favorite quote: Philip Henry–“He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose.”
Food allergies/sensitivities: citrus juices (pineapple, oranges, lemon, and lime) and caffeine
Things I love in Grenada: Warmness and openness of the people; the beauty of God’s creation all around me; fresh fruit everywhere; and I have learned to appreciate even a gentle cool breeze–though not the heat yet!
Things I miss from America: Reeses peanut butter cups and gummies! Shockingly, I miss Walmart and fast food too. What I would give for wide roads here! 24 hour gas stations may be the norm in America, but are nearly unheard of here. And A/C would be so nice at home. Maybe someday!
Full name: Donalie Melisa (nee Alexander) Childers
Birthday: October 19
Spiritual birthday: April 13, 2003
Call to the mission field: Senior year of high school in chapel
Life verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Some things I like about Grenada: family, weather, home
Some things I miss about America: convenience, multiple brands and choices at stores
Some things I like: natural soaps, candles, and anything nautical
Full name: Brielle Grace Childers
Birthday: August 28, 2013
Favorite colors: pink and purple
Favorite place: Chuck E. Cheese (but Grenada does not have this)
I like: slime, play-doh, painting, and art! I love my pet hamster!
I like to eat: Cereal and strawberries are the best! Local soups taste good too. My favorite cereals are Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Honeycombs.
I drink: lemonade, milk, and water. I love Coca Cola and Sprite, but they are only a special treat. Chocolate milk is a special treat too.
In Grenada, I love: my new friends and school
I miss: Chuck E. Cheese, play places, and cousins
My favorite snacks are: any kind of super spicy chips, and peanut butter cups
I don’t like: candy, except for chocolate
Full name: Ryan Joseph Childers
Birthday: December 30, 2015
I like: balls, fire trucks, and dinosaurs
I drink: lots of juice! Mommy and Daddy want me to drink mostly water.
My favorite foods: Pizza, cheese, hot dogs, and mashed potatoes. Cap’N Crunch cereal is the best, but we cannot find it here very often. I like doubles and roti too.
My favorite snacks: cream in cookies, chocolate, lollipops
Full name: Noelle Faith Childers
Birthday: December 28, 2018
I love: mermaids, unicorns, rainbows, dolls, balls, and makeup. Oh, and anything Ryan is playing with.
My favorite food: Everything! Soups and applesauce are so yummy! I love macaroni and spaghetti too!
Anniversary: July 11, 2009
Children–6 (3 in Heaven due to miscarriages, and of course Brielle and Ryan, and Noelle!)
Our dream: to raise up any children God gives us in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and to see God do wonderful things and get all glory in Grenada
Our vehicle: 2006 Toyota Noah, with only 165,000 miles!
Our phone service:
US number–Vonage, (267) 697-9295 (this will only charge US rates!) (home only, no texts)
Grenada cell phone–Flow, (473) 422-9879
Our Skype name: Joe.Donna.Grenada
Our ministry Facebook page: Childers2Grenada
Anything else you think we should add to this list, please ask and we will be glad to include it if appropriate!!!