Christmas Party 2012

Friday  was our annual Christmas party with our team and Thai friends.  I think it was our best! Besides our J.P. Mansion Monday home group (Geat and family, Lung Seri), we had 6 other J.P. friends, a friend of Claire and Eliza (Elizabeth, met on vacation), my friend Ju, and 5 university friends of Nixon besides the 17 from our team.  A great group and a really fun night together! I was so grateful for the help of the Reach girls and Rhonda in getting ready. We ordered pizza to keep things simple and focused on games instead of singing (since we lost our worship leader, Colleen).

DSC_0195

Elizabeth even got to spend the night, so these were three girls who stayed up way past their bedtime and had a great time. Our girls got to wear their cute new dresses from Grandma.

DSC_0204

A few of the friends from J.P. From left: Bui, Dani,

 Geat, Niew, Chompoo, Make, Anabell.

DSC_0205

Rachel from the Reach team with the Reachers’ delicious creation- brownie/pudding/whipped cream/candy canes.

DSC_0207

The pizza’s here! 

DSC_0208

 

DSC_0210

Oom, Si, Faa, Dtao
DSC_0212

Eliza and her special friend Karla. Karla and Bekah and Sarah finished up language school and left from the party to take the overnight train to Ubon where they will complete their outreach. Karla was really kind to Eliza and Eliza was a big fan.

DSC_0213

Lung Seri and Silas= ticklefest.

DSC_0218

Tom and Por explain why we celebrate Christmas and the meaning of the Nativity. 
DSC_0220

The angel Gabriel appears to Mary.

DSC_0229


DSC_0245

 I have no unblurry pictures of the singing time- our J.P. home group sang Go Tell It on the Mountain and then Silas leapt up and lead Away in a Manger (that boy is so NOT SHY) and we finished up with a request for Jingle Bells. Present time! We exchanged our gifts the Thai way by drawing numbers. 

DSC_0249

Anyone remember this game from youth group? The group is divided into two teams. One person from each team gets behind the blanket  When the blanket is dropped, you try to yell the name of the other person before they yell yours. Perfect for a group with many languages and in which not everyone knows everyone else’s name! It was really funny- tons of laughter.

DSC_0250The kids got really into musical cups.

DSC_0254

And the grown-ups got really into the “ring on a string” game.

After the party ended, around 10:00, Tom, Dan, Nixon and Rhonda left for the gas station across town to deliver a Christmas box to our Lao friends. Those guys had to work till 11:00 so couldn’t make it to our party- so took a little party to them.  It ended up being a really special time sitting around drinking soda, talking and praying together.

Advertisements

One thought on “Christmas Party 2012

  1. Brittany says:

    Sounds like you guys had an awesome night!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: