For Captains Matthew and Rebecca Trayler, a typical day is breakfast with their children, one of them taking the kids to school, the other one heading to work in the Family Store, then both of them taking care of Salvation Army business and visitation before picking up the kids from school, getting dinner ready and helping the children with their homework. It sounds like the typical day in the life of a USA Southern territorial officer – only it’s in Turks and Caicos, and everything is on island time.
The slower pace of life is one of the things the Traylers say has taken some getting used to in the two years since they’ve been serving on the islands. However, they’ve also learned through their experiences that God’s timing is perfect and everything is possible with him.
Because not many knew about The Salvation Army or what it does, the Traylers have enjoyed telling people about the organization and sharing the love of God. “We love meeting the elderly and teens that we serve through our various community programs. We are able to share God’s love with them and encourage them,” said Captain Matthew Trayler.
Contact/mail: It can be sent via FedEx to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands to Captain Matthew Trayler, South Dock #3. Must put my phone number on the label: 649-331-9711.
Needs: Tracts in French and English, Sunday school posters with Scripture, Salvation Army polo shirts (all sizes), small craft kits and powdered drink mix for bottle water.
Prayer requests: That God will continue to lead and open doors for the Army for future work here.