Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Tea

We had a wonderful ladies Christmas tea this month.  No, there was no snow and temperatures in the frigid zone but we made do with Christmas decor in the air conditioning and it worked quite nicely!

We had our biggest group out yet and that was so exciting to see!  We enjoyed a time of Christmas carols and then a testimony and devotional from Dawn, our co-worker who recently arrived back in Brazil with her family after their furlough.  One of the ladies brought her unsaved neighbor and she really enjoyed her time.  Please pray for Kelly that God would do a work in her heart and show her the true way to Him. 
As always, a dear lady in the church brought us a fun Christmas craft to do together.  Each ladies meeting she provides a fun craft that she leads us in and then sends us home with the finished craft as well as instructions and diecuts for us to make more at home on our own.  This is a special ministry gift that she has.  There is something about a group of ladies doing a craft together that creates bonds of friendship and generates conversation.
And of course our time would not be complete without our "lanche da tarde" (afternoon tea or snack).  Each lady brings something to share with the group and we enjoy trying each item and of course more conversation!
Merry Christmas or Feliz Natal as we say here in Brazil to each and every one of you.  May the Lord Jesus be our focus this Christmas and always!

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