Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Tree and Sunday

 Our Christmas Tree! Peter got one on Christmas Eve and bought lights too!
On Sunday we went to church and the other two churches joined us for the morning.
Lots of choirs, and I shared from God's Word.




Hoping that the decorations will change from toilet paper to something a bit better!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Our first event, after eating and opening the one gift we bought each other, was to go to Jackson's church and worship with them. 
Heard the choirs sing and testimonies and Peter had a chance to share. 
And then they prayed for the babies born this year. 
Then prayer for the elders and deacons and church leaders. 
Then more pictures with us.  
Gifts were excanged and we received a hen. 
Then it was noonish, and we all were given a meal, Rwandan delicious meal!
We were served at the table. The others were served after us. A great time of fellowship. And a great way to celebrate Christ's birth!  

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

It's
Christmas
Eve!

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*Snow*
* Christmas baking*
*Sledding*
*Cold fingers and toes*
*Wrapping*
*Hot chocolate to drink*
*Bright lights*
*Sunday School concerts*
*Family visiting*
*Layers and layers of clothes*
*School concerts*
*Joyous music playing everywhere you go*
*Wrapped presents*
*Christmas dinner with all the trimmings*
*Decorated Christmas trees*
*Hustle and bustle that we are so familiar with in the Christmases past*
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Many of the above items we have not seen here and are missing this Christmas.

Peter did buy a small artificial tree yesterday, they had just gotten them into Nyagatare, and we put it up this morning, along with the string of lights he bought too. We had a few decorations from last Christmas and I had made a few snow flakes that we put on the tree. We may pop some corn and string it.  We gave a $ gift to all the ones that work for us. We are going to "Jackson's" church for Christmas morning to celebrate Christmas, which I believe includes a meal. We have been invited over to fellow missionaries for Christmas dinner.

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*Moto rides*
*Corn on the cob*
*Green grass*
*Flowers blooming*
*Warm weather*
*T-shirts and shorts*
*Beans and rice*
*Cucumbers growing in the garden*
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So glad for internet and that we can connect with family. We are hoping to do that this year again. We love the traditional Christmases we celebrated in Canada but we also love the Christmases in Rwanda.

Merry Christmas to all of you!
and 
A Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Production - Bags and Aprons

 Production has been learning a new bag. We've gone through quite a few machine needles in this learning process and some of the 'box' bags aren't quite 'squared' but I think they love the challenge!
Oh and we have finished a few aprons too.
Theophile
Chantal
Delphine
Providence
Theophile
Pelagie
Chantal
Todoziya
Jane
Providence and Theophile
This week's accomplishment.
I think that next week (which will consist of 2 working days) and the following week (which has 3 working days) we will see more bags hanging. This brings us up to 8 different items that they are making.

Broccoli Oven Bags and More

Alphonsine harvesting beans she planted in September
Broccoli growing in our garden
bags last week.
We had broccoli for dinner this week.
Alphonsine got her hair done. It was finally long enough to have a 'DO'!
Christmas present arrived! we have a wireless router now! THANKS GUYS!!!!

Shirts and Pants

Latifa 
Claudine 
Rosene 
Rosene
Shemusa 
Floratine
Pascasie
Shemusa
Margueritte
Floratine
Rosene
Margueritte
Claudine
Epiphanie
Epiphanie
Latifa
 Each student has to make two of everything. Skirts are all finished now, and then they worked on shirts, next is pants/shorts. I get to check each one and then take a photo. Not really necessary to take the photo but they love to have their picture taken! I'm very impressed with the work they are doing. Some need to take more time to do a neat job, others just seem to be very gifted.