Saturday, December 12, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! 

Avin and Mazzy were a big help with Christmas baking, it's so fun to do this together! They actually did the sugar cookies all on their own this year. 

Taking a break on our baking day with our friend Alannah. 

Homemade eggnog lattes, so good!!

Babies make the Christmas season even brighter!

We had an amazing group from Pacific Academy School come to help us put together and give away gifts to every student in Kibaale. 

Putting the gift baskets together is a group effort! 

The maize flour is too heavy for our nursery students to carry home, so their parents or guardians come to help them out, they are all so thankful! 

Entertaining the kids while they wait to get their gifts. 

Days after the team left was our intake for Nursery school, almost 700 families came to Kibaale in hopes of getting one of the 54 spots available for their child. 

We have 16 piglets born on our farm at the Timothy Centre, they are doing great and are so cute! Our family is a fan of babies though!!

Joel with Rebecca a couple months ago. Our family has continued to provide relief foster care for some of the babies from our community. We were very sad to hear that Rebecca passed away on Wednesday night. She came to the babies home extremely malnourished and with a lot of complications, we are thankful though that she is now in heaven and fully at peace. 

Mazzy and Joshua

Avin is cuddling Joshua to sleep while reading in bed, he is such a joy to have in our home. 


Avin and Mazzy volunteering at the babies home after school. 

Play dates with our Danish friends. 

This little parrot showed up by our house.

Celebrating Mazzy's 8th birthday.

Avin is pretty excited to be buying chapatis from our vocational students in Kibaale. 

Tanzania behind us, we have the greatest views in Kibaale. 

It's Jeff's very favourite time of the year, Christmas Cup!

The Kibaale team plays their semi-final game this weekend!

It was impossible to get a normal picture of these 4. 

We pray you all have a very Merry Christmas and holiday season!

Love Jeff, Shannon, Joel, Avin, Finn, Mazzy & Buff the Dog!

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9

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1 comment:

mrs. shulba said...

Wow- that a great post of photos. So great to read the update on your family and see all your amazing smiles in all that you're doing. Much to love to you guys!