Today we had our English Class Christmas Party (a.k.a. An Excuse for the Missionaries to Make/Pig Out on All Their Favorite North American Christmas Treats). We had about 40 people show up for the party, which also serves as our wrap-up for English classes for the year. I have to say I’m looking forward to having a couple of months without English class to consume my Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights! We had fun celebrating the season with our students. The party marks the beginning of the Christmas season for us; next Sunday will be even busier with our churchwide Christmas picnic and children’s play. There will also be a youth Christmas party and a staff party. It’s a busy time but we enjoy it!
In other news, Russ, Heather and I had an exciting treat last night: Outback Steakhouse! It just opened this week so we braved the crowds to go partake in a bloomin’ onion and free refills. It wasn’t cheap but I would gladly do it again!
Thinking of money, the exchange rate right now is awesomely in our favor. We’ve asked you to pray about it in the past so now we ask you to turn those into prayers of thanksgiving! And while you’re at it, my mystery skin issue is back. One of our members, who is a doctor, saw it today and is now on the case. We think it’s some sort of allergy but it’s elusive so it may take a while to figure it out. In the big picture, it’s not a huge problem, but it is definitely inconvenient and uncomfortable (not to mention that it’s a little embarrasing having scaly hands and/or swollen eyes, depending on the day!). So please be praying that we find an answer soon!
(posted by Val–I don’t know why it’s saying this is Russell!)