We bought 3 chickens and after we got home from church, Isaac and I spent the rest of the morning baking them in our oven. Because neither of us had ever made chicken before, Isaac kept calling it our "chicken experiment." The good news is that our chicken experiment turned out rather well, and fed way more people that we thought it would! Around 40 children and adults were served big pieces, and there was still 1 1/2 chickens left for the next day. We thank God that there was enough for everyone with plenty left over!!
|Basting the chickens|
|Giving the 3 chickens to Me' Matabo (the cook) and Me' Neo (the director)|
who were thrilled to recieve meat on Christmas.
On the 23rd I had the Cherish girls at my house to do a lesson on HIV/AIDS, something they are already very familiar with. As we were leaving I asked them if they were excited for Christmas. They told me that they had no new clothes to wear for Christmas and were sad to not be able to wear Christmas clothes. They told me that they were going to stay in bed all day because it would just be a regular day without new clothes. After they left my house I went throuh my suitcase and realized I brought 6 dresses. Which means if I were to share with them there would be a dress of each of us to wear on Christmas. I had the girls over again on the 24th to let them choose a dress to wear on Christmas. I have never seen them so excited, with so much expression! They were so happy to wear the dresses on Christmas.
|In front of the Christmas tree (technically a branch) with 4 of the 5 girls |
who borrowed my dresses for Christmas. The 5th girl was invited to spend
Christmas at a friend's house.
|Isaac & Jaco (the owner of the theatre) getting the popcorn & drinks ready for all the kids.|
|Matt, Isaac & I with 24 of the 26 kids we took to the movies with us.|
It's been a few days since Christmas has passed, but I want to wish all of you who read here a very Merry Christmas!!