Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Welcome 2012

At 11:45 p.m. our family and a lady from church headed to the town square.
Many people had gathered in anticipation of fireworks.
We were not disappointed.
Fireworks are so beautiful and festive! 

We took a different way for our short 10 minute walk back to our apartment.
Since we passed a small park, the kids asked to stop and play.
They had a blast!
(probably because playing at the park in the middle of the night is more fun than being in bed)

While we were at the town square, we saw many people who were drinking and those who were already completely drunk making fools of themselves.  My heart broke and I was reminded why we are be a light in the midst of darkness.  To bring hope where there is hopelessness.  To show Christ's love to people who are hurting.  It's a big job and we have a lot of work to do.  "Brethren, pray for us".

Of course, Sunday was church!  Many of our people were out of town or busy due to the holiday.  Personally, I can't think of a better way to start the new year than in church.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea you put on Maria's T-Time post! You really inspire me as a mother, Rachel. From reading your blog, it is obvious that your family puts priority on family time together--the result is obvious--happy children. It shows up on their faces in the pictures. I posted this comment on her blog, but wanted to post it on yours as well. Thanks for being a great example to me as a mother.


An encouraging word is always welcome and much appreciated!


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