Yet again we celebrated Christmas with our English students in the "North American style". I think this party could also be referred to as "Missionaries-Pig-Out-On-Christmas-Goodies Day". My tummy hurts! So it's hard to post this first picture.
(Truth be told, I didn't really eat that many goodies yesterday. It was more all the days leading up to the party when I was baking.)
The kids helped me decorate. They were really into it this year so we let them decide where to hang things.
We played a gift exchange game that almost ended in a catfight.
Well, not really, but there were tears and screaming (mostly kids, I promise!)
And of course a special visitor stopped by!
Some of the students from the beginner class with their wonderful and beloved teachers.
(Yes, Santa was one of my students.)
This year the party was a little bittersweet because we're not going to be able to offer English classes next year. My plate is going to be pretty full with the addition of the children's ministry responsibilities and my co-labourers in the English ministry, Heather and Travis, are both bailing on me. I pray that in the future we'll find a way to get this great outreach going again!
And next year we missionaries will have to come up with another excuse to do our holiday baking...