Chin Christmas Festivities

It starts in early December, each Saturday the young folk go out to homes and sing Christmas carols.  Then a few days before Christmas Day they begin preparing for worship, preaching, a big meal, and a Christmas gift drawing.  This year on Christmas Eve a couple of the men bought a cow, 800 lbs of meat.  Cooking was on an outdoor propane burner in large pots.   At the end of the preparations they joined in singing about Jesus up till midnight.  Then today, Christmas Day at 1:00 PM they congregated at the home of Thang Tlang.   The meal was served on the refurbished deck and when I  arrived there were about 45 Burmese hosted by Hlamay and Thang Tlang.   During the gift drawing emcee Shang Thang exacted skits, music, drama, and dance moves from the recipients.  Here are the pictures:

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Check out these previous Chin Christmas posts:

2011

2010

2009

2008

 

 

 

 

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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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