This Saturday was our second annual Children of Promise Christmas party and wow was it ever a PAR-TAY! You can read about our first fiesta here. Let me show you how you helped knock the Christmas socks off these little ones to give them a celebration they would have never been able to experience...
We started off the day by playing a bunch of ice breaker games. This particular game challenged the kids to fit as many on their team as possible on a square that kept getting smaller. The littlest kids won and were delighted to beat the bigger children!
Then Tia Tabita told a beautiful Christmas story about a Christmas doll and challenged us to give our best to someone in need
We recognized and prayed for the committee that makes the ministry happen! I couldn't do anything without these incredible folks.
The children, including these beautiful girls, Yanina, Laura and Yanina, were so happy to receive their pan dulce (fruit cake), a traditional Christmas gift.
Then, the kids got to go shopping! A doctor in town donated mounds of clothing to be distributed and each child got "coupons" for items. Some children used their coupons for shoes for their brothers or skirts for their mothers. It was so fun to watch them "shop" and try on the items.
While half the kids were shopping, the others were having a ball in the "globo loco"
Next, the kids opened their special presents from their loving sponsors
(located in the U.S., Canada and U.K.)
At the end of the party we gave away 2 (used) bicycles donated by the same kind doctor. This is Richard's first bicycle and boy was he excited!
I want to thank specifically all the sponsors for their generous support of Paraguayan children this past year. Your support and prayers mean more than you will ever know.
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