Christmas is here in Kabul. If you drive around the city, you will not see lights or Christmas trees. You would have no idea that it is the season of Christmas. You can’t see it, but Christmas is in the heart of many who live here. It can be heard in the music playing in our homes and the conversations that are taking place. It can be seen in the small trees and other decorations that adorn our home and the homes of many of our friends. You can even smell it as many are doing baking for the different activities that are going on. Some fun events so far for us have been a White Christmas party where we watched the movie and sang along with the actors and a viewing of the Nutcracker with other mothers and daughters at the dance studio where Winter takes dance lessons. This week we are looking forward to a special community service and the kids are looking forward to decorating gingerbread houses with a lady on our team. I am enjoying special time with the kids in the morning where we take out a new ornament each day that has a name of Jesus on it and listen to the song that goes with it.
On another note, school is going well. We have finals next week so I am finishing up the final touches on the ones I will be giving. Pray for Winter as this will be her first time taking finals. Noel has been busy helping in the booking office. On top of that, his computer crashed on Friday and he has been in the process of getting his new computer going and transferring files from his old hard drive. I am very thankful for a husband who is good with computers and is diligent in doing back ups on our data. Sorry no pictures today. We haven’t worked on transferring those files yet. Pray for Noel as he continues to train two new employees in the booking office. There have been a few mistakes made that have made the week stressful for Noel. We are looking forward to some time out of the country this month as we take two weeks of vacation. Pray for a good time together as a family and a time of refreshment and rest.
I have two last things before I go. The first has to do with Christmas cards. I love Christmas cards. If you would like to, you can send us a card through our home office (PO Box47, Nampa, ID 83853). They will get it to us in the next few months. Also I have a new post on my personal blog that some of you might enjoy.
Blessings to you all as you celebrate Jesus and all that he is. Teresa
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Glad you are able to enjoy the Christmas season in familiar and new ways. We pray your vacation time will be refreshing and restful as you make many wonderful family memories together. Wish we could join you!
Love and miss you guys!