Wednesday, January 02, 2013

A Belated Merry Christmas from Mozambique!


Merry Christmas from me and my darling boys here in Mozambique!  Thanks to generous givers and God’s provision through them, they boys were all blessed with new outfits and shoes and presents and a wonderful chicken dinner which they love.  Enjoy the photos!  (should have changed out of my slippers for the photo, huh?)


Room 3 looking sharp – and Feliciano looking away, as always! Smile


Room 2, minus a couple boys, wanna-be rappers?  Or is is Spiderman?  They love to strike this pose!


Room 1, minus a couple.  Casimero looking miserable on the right ran off to play while all the boys were getting their new clothes.  A built-in consequence, he didn’t have new clothes for the photo.  He did get them though before all the people came round for the gift-giving. 


The boys walk past the hidden gifts to go take their room photos  - I love this part, they get so excited seeing everything covered up with just a few bags peeking out!


The bags have been delivered!  Good luck getting anything but the tops of kids heads in the first several photos.


Adilson looks happy with his gifts, while everyone around him experiments with theirs.


Elidio is happy as a clam!!


Casimero looking a little happier in his new clothes and enjoying bits and bobs of his gift.


Waiting for our yummy chicken dinner!


God is so good to provide, all year long, but extra blessings at Christmas.  This is the dinner for our kids here on the center – we also provide a meal and gifts for about 100 people through our street ministry, about 100 people who live near the garbage dump, and about 160 people here on staff.  I continue to be amazed every year!


Here’s my dorm enjoying their grub!  You can just see the Baby House kids in the background, they are too cute eating their big meal!


I don’t want to leave out, these four great youth, who grew up in my dorm, are responsible for the great decorating!  Joao, Manito, Nelson and Silavio are my buddies and I’d be lost without them!  Aren’t they cool?



Me and Nelson in front of our tree.  Or should I say, me and Boy Weezy???








Our missionary staff at our annual Christmas dinner, after the kids have all celebrated, we have our evening together.  What a great group of people I work with!

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year!

May God draw us closer to Him through taking time to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Christmas and every day!


Nikita said...

Aww, my precious little pumpkins!!! So adorable. I'm so glad things went well for you all on Christmas. Any big presents this year? Are you in Moz to stay for a while?

Laura said...

Hi there, getting caught up on comments, can you tell? :)
We got a guitar, a real one! And a TV and vcr and a scooter and skateboard. The TV and vcr were unplanned because both broke in November!! So, they were blessed!