|The Christmas Eve Tree Lighting :)|
In China, Christmas was no ordinary time of year. While many people had little idea about the meaning of the season, You could see splashes of Christmas everywhere! Trees decorated, one entire street of small shops dedicated to selling Christmas decorations and artificial trees. Boa ai lu(the name of street in Mandarin)...Aw yes, I remember it well.
We shared the true story of Christmas as often as we could, in class, at our home during "English Corner" (a time to practice speaking English), at public celebrations.
Every Christmas Eve most 5star hotels hosted a special evening with catered food, live entertainment, Santa clause and often an American family. :) James Sr. was an easy pic for Santa and our whole family was often asked to sing. But one year we got to share the birth of Christ! Right on the stage with 500 guest present. What an opportunity!
|Our family hosting a Christmas Eve celebration, we invited guest to come on stage and act out the birth of Christ|
|Jia Jia, our foster daughter. She lived with us on the Island of Hainan for 2 years. Her first Christmas with our family|
|The Three Self Church, Christian Choir(A Government operated Church)|
We wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas ever!
As we reflect on God's perfect gift of salvation, may we also remember in prayer, those who have not yet heard of His extravagant love!
Yours truly, The Dick family