Merry Christmas!

It certainly doesn’t “feel” like Christmas when the temperature outside is hovering around 30 degrees Celsius, but celebrating in Macha does have its perks.

Christmas is very simple here, which I love. We did a little Christmas baking (homemade cinnamon buns!), we bought a few small presents and we spent time with family and friends who are like family. There were no crazy shopping trips (well, shopping in Choma is always a little crazy, but that’s another story) and no exhaustion caused by running from event to event – just lots of time together with those we love.

My Christmas gift - new laundry lines!

My Christmas gift – new laundry lines!

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is giving gifts. I think I enjoy it even more here because I know that some of my friends aren’t able to simply go out and buy what they want or perhaps even need. At this time of year, especially, I am reminded that I have been blessed with so much and thoughtful gifts are one small way I can pass that blessing on to others.

Tonight we enjoyed a Christmas dinner with friends. We kept it simple since we weren’t sure we would have power and decided to have a Canadian summer staple food – burgers. Yep, homemade hamburgers cooked on the grill for Christmas dinner. They were delicious!

From our family to yours, we hope that you have a wonderful Christmas season. And may the coming year be full of beautiful moments and reminders of God’s faithfulness.