We had a wonderful Christmas eve meal with Elizabeth, Sheri and a couple of Sheri's friends from Tanzania. It was wonderful having them all here since we could not be at home with our families.
We had our celebration on Saturday the 22nd so the children could attend Church services on Christmas Day. We invited the Murphy and Brown missionary families from Kalomo to help with all the fun. Everyone did a great job and fun was had by all. Games, songs and treat bags for everyone. I will post several pictures so you can see the fun :)
I loved hearing the laughter as our house turned into a bakery. The girls baked and baked we had so many wonderful things to eat. Elizabeth was a pro at decorating sugar cookies.
Justine's extended family and grandmother. Justine is in the yellow shirt in the back. He is being helped with seeds and fertilizer for a garden. His grandmother has a very good place for a large garden. We will continue to check in on him. He also came for the Happy Birthday Jesus party.
We are happy the girls are excited to be back with their family. They love their grandmother very much. We know they will be a blessing to her. We will always be family and will help the girls continue in their studies.
We had a wonderful prayer time for three of our oldest children who were returning to their extended families. I always love to hear the children pray.
We visited House of Hope in the valley to check in on progress there. We found the first big rains of the season and streams and rivers rushing with run off water. Everything on site is ready except our power hookup and a house mother. Please pray for our opening there.
Linda Jones has been a missionary for over 23 years. She enjoys working with children and anyone in need.