Oh, What a Day!

christmas-family-photos-2-099Yesterday some of the people of First Wesleyan threw a fantastic party for the Burmese.   What a way to celebrate the coming of Jesus to earth. 

The Sunday morning started with a group of caroling Burmese who toured through the four American Sunday school classes for a Christmas sing-a-long.  Then the Lao congregation had a musical extravaganza featuring various ensembles and soloists lifting praises to God.  The children participated, young adult groups sang and gifts were given out through out the morning. 

christmas-family-photos-2-077As noon approached Sherri Jennings had organized a group of Americans interested and involved with the Burmese, along with the Lao to bring in lots of food.  What a feast, there was plenty of food with some to spare.  We must have had 200 (counting the babies) in the room for a sitdown lunch.  For a couple of weeks Sherri had a team of people working on packets of Christmas presents for our who congregation.  So several of us got to be Santa, delivering the gifts to families and single adults.christmas-family-photos-2-101


About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

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