Because of our travels Christmas really crept up on us this year (posts from our trip to Tanzania will come, but just a little later). We arrived back to Senegal on the 23rd late in the evening. However this year was an important year for us as it was the first time since Joel’s parents had moved here that we would actually be together on Christmas.
Christmas starts for us on Christmas Eve with a big celebration at our church. We gather together for a service and then enjoy dinner together at around 10 PM. The women of our church play a big role in preparing the meat for this meal. The preparations for this meal began on Friday, but because we were still traveling I missed that one. However I made sure to go on Saturday morning to participate as much as I could.
Then Saturday evening we gathered together to for a time of fellowship and what a celebration it was!