Christmas Eve was really beautiful. We had a worship service outside, where two of the girls from our church came to help Stephen lead a few carols in Burmese. This is particularly special for a few reasons–one of the girls is Yaminoo, who we’ve known and loved for nearly ten years now, and is a young woman learning more and more about her walk with Christ every day. Also, Stephen sang and led entirely in Burmese, which is beautiful in its own way.
The Reinforcers ran sound, our church came to support and participate; I ran Powerpoint with Oak on my lap.
Really beautiful in more ways than one: so many of our favorite things; so much of our heart, sweating around candles on a balmy Christmas Eve on this street.
Then Stephen shared why Christmas is important to our faith, and invited everyone to a Bible class we’re going to offer in a few months. As you read this, take a moment to pray for this class that we’ll be hosting in March.
Following our Christmas Eve carols, we opened our Christmas pajamas as a family. This is also when Oak discovered all those packages under the tree had good things inside for him!
And while we had all the community gifts and Oak’s wrapped by Christmas Eve, we hadn’t finished wrapping for one another. So Stephen and I sat on either side of this door, wrapping presents while we watched a Christmas movie!