Christmas 2011

Mwanza Bible College Faculty

The Christmas Season is drawing to an end and we have had wonderful opportunities to celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior. 
We hosted a potluck fellowship with the Mwanza missionary community where we shared food, Christmas memories and customs from our families and countries, we sang Christmas songs, read the Christmas story and prayed together.
We had a Christmas party for the 32 Albino children at Jelly’s School; we told them the Christmas story, sang songs, enjoyed Chistmas cookies and soda and each one received a Christmas package containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, candy, a pencil, a bar of soap and a small toy (rubber ball, matchbox car or jewelry). It was the first Christmas gift they had ever received and they were so excited they jumped for joy and clapped their hands.  How many American children would have been excited over those gifts?
We also had a dinner in our home for the faculty and their spouses from the Mwanza Bible College; these people have become dear friends through the years as we have worked together. 
We also had Christmas Sunday dinner with our very good friends, Seni and his wife and some of their children.  Seni and his family have been our closest friends here in Mwanza for many years and we enjoyed being part of their Christmas Day dinner.
We also had a traditional Christmas Dinner on Tuesday night, the 27th, with some of our close missionary friends here in Mwanza.
Lastly, we enjoyed a beautiful service at our church here in Mwanza; they even sang “O Come All Ye Faithful” in English and Swahili as well as “Silent Night” and “We wish you a Merry Christmas”.  It was a great service. 

Christmas Party at Jelly’s

Now it’s time to take down the Christmas Tree and put away the decorations for another year. 

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