24 December 2009

Christmas Cookies and NOCHE BUENA


Today is the big day! All the work we have done the last couple of months will come to fruition today! We are very excited and ask for your prayers today for a day that will glorify our Lord and help to make Him known among the nations! We will pick up our youth in a couple hours and head for Casita Benjamín where we are expecting perhaps over 200 people for dinner and a show! We have received an estimate of 158 children, not including adults and teen-agers!

Singing at Kairos House

On Dec. 16, we took our youth to Kairos House to sing Christmas Carols for the people there. It was just about the fullest we have seen Kairos. The people came out to join us right away, and it was very well enjoyed by all!

In addition to the singing, we have been practicing a play 3 days each week that the youth will perform twice today! Once at Casita Benjamín for the kids, then later tonight at our church Pueblo de Dios.
First batch of cookies

Yesterday, we had the youth at our house all day baking cookies and making decorations! We made almost 700 cookies for today's dessert! The kids worked so hard and we had a LOT of fun too!

Why is everyone white?

And of course, just like last year, there seemed to be flour from one end of the house to the other.
I have NO idea how that may have happened, or who would have started it.

Frosting some of the almost 700 cookies

The kids also made LOTS and LOTS of decorations for the Casita and if you could see them all you would be impressed. They were very creative and did a great job at everything yesterday.

Making decorations

I can't tell you how proud I am of all these youth, and I look forward to sharing with you soon how well they do today!

Even James helped with decorations!

The youth are looking forward to today, they will decorate, sing for the people, serve the traditional Tamale dinner, lead a program for the kids including performing a play, while the adults hear an evangelistic message and then clean up after it's all done. Then...we will go by rented bus to our church where the youth will sing and perform the play again. We get started just after noon and will probably finish around 9 - 9:30 PM!


1 comment:

Sarita said...

Woohoo! You've got some awesome cookie bakers around! Praying that everyone will be blessed through tonights festivities. Te amo muchisimo!