Thursday, 15 December 2011
I know the wise men in the Christmas story came from the East.
Right now I am thankful that my 'wise' man (for whom I thank God for each day)has returned safely from the west. Mark has been in Chad for 11 days doing a quality audit of the MAF programme there.
It is never easy being a 'single' mum especially this time, since Mark was able to spend time with my parents (who work in Chad) and the childrens Jajja and Grandma.
At Christmas we are celebrating the arrival of Jesus into this world, Immanuel, "God With Us".
During Marks time away I was so aware of Gods presence with me. He was truly my joy and strength during those days and I am so thankful for the gift of His son.
No doubt, you are all busy preparing for Christmas in your own homes.
We have also been busy with Christmas Pantomime, school plays, Leading worship at church, baking gingerbread cookies and mince pies, decorating the tree - all the things you do, only it is warm here!!
A very proud mum and dad went to see Joshua (4 years old now) play one of the three kings/wise men in the school play, 'The bossy king'. He had his own line to learn and did so well.
Amy (who just celebrated her sixth Birthday this month) will be performing with other children at church on Sunday.
We shall spend Christmas day at church and then have lunch with Marks cousin Ruth.
After that we shall be travelling to Kenya for a Christian Conference over New Year.
We pray that as you celebrate this season with your families, you will also know the joy of Immanuel 'God with us' this Christmas.