Christmas Eve – We dressed up and made visits to all our neighbors (new and old). After that we went to a program at our church that lasted from 8 to almost midnight. We also had a potluck with our church family and visitors from the neighborhood.
Christmas – It was a day at home with our family. It was wonderful to just enjoy being together.
Christmas Out in The Villlage – The day after Christmas we headed out to the village to celebrate Christmas with our host family in the village. It was so special to bring our two families together.
My Reflections this Christmas
This year I have appreciate the meaning of Christmas more than ever. As Joel and I have been walking through God’s Story with Ethan it has reminded us again what a long awaited gift Jesus was. As we have lived in Africa, we understand even more what it means that God came down to us. As we live far away from family, we cherish every moment we have with them near. This Christmas we celebrated together the long await birth of Jesus, who came to us, so that he could bring us home to be with God. What a wonderful gift!