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Christmas for Children in Need

Wow! Yesterday was an incredible day. We had our first ever Christmas party for the children that are sponsored in a special program called, Children of Promise. Julie is the director for the program and there are 37 beautiful Paraguayan children that are benefited. Thanks to some very special folks that decided instead of receiving birthday gifts, they wanted their friends to donate to help children in Paraguay, this event was made possible. So, with a portion of those funds, we had a Christmas fiesta!

We played games...



We ate hamburgers and french fries and pop...



something that most of these kids will not be able to eat during the year, because they are a luxury food item.

We told the story of Jesus’ birth (Julie added a few interesting twists to the story)



We thanked God for our sponsors, near and far and gave fruitcake (a Paraguayan tradition) to all the local helpers who have served faithfully this year.





And we opened presents!

Every child in the program was present. Some families even changed travel plans, because their children begged them to attend the party.




Finally, we committed to give Jesus a gift this Christmas.

It was definitely a fiesta to remember and hopefully this special celebration can become an annual event!

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