Here they celebrate Christmas with new clothes and food (meat and rice especially).
My friend Jane does a wonderful job sewing our designs.
|For school this year we did secret Santa gifts. Everyone had to make a gift for their person.|
I had Grace so I made her Christmas cupcakes. She loves decorating cakes.
|Luka had Malai and he painted her a race track for her cars.|
|Grace had Josh and she made him one of his favorites - maple bun bars!|
|Lydia made an ornament for Luka.|
|The kids found stocking hats at market and they thought it was so fun for Christmas - for our hot Christmas weather :)|
|Every month the FIC teachers get together to pray. For December we invited the teachers and their spouses for a Christmas party. A small way to say thank you for all they do.|
|We played minute to win it games!|
|And we unwrapped a present wrapped in a giant ball of cling wrap.|
|We also had a time of worship together, ate together and celebrated Jesus' birthday with a Jesus cake.|
|Grace's Jesus Cake|
|And we had to have a youth group Christmas party!|
|More minute to win it games. The youth really get into it and the boys are super competitive.|
|We sure love the youth! The group continues to change with some youth moving on and new youth joining us. Sharing God's love with each one and helping them grow in Christ is a privilege.|
|Happy Birthday Jesus!|
|Merry Christmas or Yoga Ebaga!|
|We had a Christmas party with some of the missionaries in Soroti. |
We played games, ate a yummy ham supper, and had candlelight Christmas carols.
|My kids made a dance to Little Drummer Boy - they are so awesome!|
(See the video of it below.)
|We enjoyed a family Christmas party on Christmas Eve.|
|We wanted to have a family jumping picture for Christmas so we set the camera on self timer...|
we had a good laugh at what we got!
|Got the kids! It was so fun!|
|Christmas Eve appetizers|
|Lydia wrote Josh and I an amazing book thanking us for our love and care.|
|After our presents we went to a couple neighbors who are struggling and gave them presents.|
I like to say we went on our sleigh to deliver Christmas joy. We sang Christmas carols along the way - ok Josh and I did.
|Christmas Day we were with our church family.|
Our kids did their dance in church.
|Some of the youth did a dance to Go Tell It On the Mountain.|
|Josh taught on the people who were there on the first Christmas Day|
|Drawings of Joseph, Mary, Wise Men, Shepherd, and Angel|
|Then the couples who have been wed were called up front with the choir to dance.|
What a riot! Josh put on such a show we were given a tip by two people in the audience
(that is what they do here to appreciate something you did very well).
|After church we all ate lunch together|
|And played volleyball!|
They love it and it is so fun. Fun to see the adults being playful, everyone trying, and the leader beat the youth!
|And soda for a treat after the games.|