|We enjoyed worshiping Jesus on our Candlelight Christmas Carols night.|
It is always special to me - wonderful singing, beautiful candlelight, God's Word...meaningful.
|Our kids did two dances - Joy to the World and All is Well.|
Dwires sang It's about the Cross.
A lot of talent and beautiful worship!
|And of course Christmas goodies and fellowship with friends afterwards!|
|Thursday Dec. 22 our family celebrated Christmas together.|
It is amazing how simple can be so special. It is a joy to be with my family!
|Because it is so hot, we enjoyed cold hot chocolate with our presents.|
|Emalai got new glasses from Luka and of course wore them the rest of the night.|
He was so proud of his gift for her and she was proud to wear them!
|Lots of watches this Christmas.|
|The girls got Ugandan sandals they have been wanting.|
The joy of watching the kids get what they wanted (no matter how small) and their thankfulness was so great!
|We enjoyed a long evening together. The kids played with their new Legos while Josh and I prepared supper. |
We had a special fondu meal together.
|The kids played for hours together with their new Legos.|
|Like my teammate said, "the weather outside is frightful!"|
|Big bummer, Luka ended up sick Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!|
Poor kid. He seemed too sick to care too much. He just laid there and watched us.
|We spent Christmas Eve with our friends the Dwire family.|
We played minute to win it games - Shaardas vs. Dwires.
|Special friends we are thankful for and blessed to have!|
You can be praying for us as they move to Kampala next week. Lydia especially is having a hard time. More on that to come.
|Appetizers and punch before presents and supper.|
|A wonderful ham for Christmas dinner.|
It was a very fun, special night!
|Lydia and Grace did their dance in church Christmas day.|
|And choir - one Ateso and Swahili.|
Listen below to hear a Christmas song from Uganda.
|Achia and her family came to church for Christmas!|
|Luka was still sick so we had to take turns at church. Luka never left the couch all of Christmas.|
Thankfully he is better now!
|Our Christmas skirts.|
Christmas here means getting new clothes and eating meat and rice (something different than what they normally eat). That is what makes it special.
|Turkey and chicken cooking|
|Josh thought there was around 88 people including all the kids.|
|Achia and her mom|
|Everyone seemed to enjoy - soda is a real treat and people were thrilled to have seconds.|
(Grace and Egles our neighbor)
|After eating everyone just hung out for hours. Amazingly I think we ate around 1 and the last people left about 6pm.|
I put out bean bag toss, horse shoes and Twister. The kids loved playing.
|I was thankful to be able to spend Christmas with our friends.|
|Malai is a gift from God and I am so thankful to be her mom!|
She is full of joy and fills our lives and home with joy.
|Happy 4th Birthday Emalai! We love you and God does too!|