Monday, December 25, 2006

Bright Christmas

Christmas is a very special day for our family. We wish you a very merry Christmas from the land of smiles. We would love to celebrate the birth of Jesus with you if we could. How wonderful for us that God sent His only Son for the world to redeem His people. Isaiah wrote these words down about 600 years before His birth,
'For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulders.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting, Father, Prince of Peace.'

Speaking of peace, Pun is trying to have peace as he is awaiting the second interview from the cement company that is very interested in him. Please continue praying for him. He woke up early this Chistmas morning to go shopping at the nearby market with his dad. They came back with 5 lbs of roast beef, 3 lbs of shrimps and a pound of river prawns. Thank God for these foods and they also tasted fine.
We had Merri's cousin with us, who is visiting us from Ukrane, along with Pun's parents as we opened the presents. Merri and her cousin helped Helen and Daniel draw a Christmas tree a few days earlier and Pun taped it to the wall in the living room. Presents wrapped in fancy papers and newspapers started to make thier way under the tree late Christmas Eve.

Here, Merri read to the children the story of baby Jesus. Daniel can now say Jesus!!! He often repeats words in both English and Thai. Helen understood that Chistmas is Jesus' birthday before she chowed down the cake.

Helen and Daniel brought joy to their grandparents. In a couple of weeks they will get to see their other much missed grandparents from Utah.

We have a lot of stories and photos that took place before Christmas to share with you. Please be patient with us since it may take a while to post them.


karen said...

Merry Christmas to you all, Merri!!! Sounds like you all had a great time.

Hmmm. . .we had shrimp on Christmas too.

Allingers said...

It is so fun to see what is happening with you all there. We had a great Christmas! -Chris and Patti

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