Last week was the culmination of weeks of preparation at MdL, creating a chaotic but exciting week. For over a month our kids have been practicing for our annual Christmas program, where we feed 400 adults and children from our community after presenting song and dance numbers and a nativity skit. Last week also included organizing gifts for our orphanage children, host a visiting team from Canada, and actually celebrating Christmas. The Manasseros also helped plan the wedding of one of our staff members, Fritzner, which was on Christmas Eve in the evening. I was involved in a bunch of medical issues with kids in our neighborhood and our kids starting the week before last and moving into this week.
For the Christmas program, held last Wednesday, groups of kids were led by a teacher or dance instructor in a dance, a song, or a recitation of bible verses. After a nativity skit performed by our kids, Marlval shared about Christ with all those in attendance, then food was served. Beforehand I was able to help our cooks and girls prepare some of it, much to the shock of the boys. Just because they don't see me cooking, doesn't mean I can't!
The line for people trying to get inside. Each child at our normal feeding program was given two tickets to invite friends or family members.
Patrick as security
Dave! Oh, how I love this child's eyes. and his smile. and his laugh. and...
The Big Boss. He (Fritz) totally cooks like this everyday...
My darling Dieunithe
Katrina's feet. Even her feet are cute.
Everyone was in their finest for the shindig.
Cherley. Beautiful as always.