Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Figured since I haven't posted in so long you should all know that yes, we are alive and yes, we are getting ready for a Christmas bash! Thanks to everyone who has been sending stuff's been fun seeing all the beautiful stuff for the kids!

The kids have been having fun learning Cristmas carols and getting a grasp on the meaning of Christmas. There have been some very funny Cringlish comments about "pray for baby Jesus paske li pa genyen bed" (praying for baby Jesus because he doesn't have a bed)(funny how they connect how we sometimes pray for other kids in our community who are not as fortunate as they are, and and those children not having beds comes up all the time...they were really feeling bad for baby Jesus!) and then "sa pa bel"(that's not nice) referring to the angels scaring the shepherds. Sure has made me think things through differently as I share the miracle of Christmas with these beautiful children!

Luke 2:8-12
There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God's angel stood among them and God's glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said,"Don't be afraid. I'm here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David's town,
a Savior who is Messiah and Master.