Friday, our school here in Sainte-Philomène had their annual Christmas party. Thanks to Bonnie Dopher from Hamilton, Ontario, the kids received homemade sewn pouches that took lots of time, effort, and lots of love to make. The boys’ pouches were filled with marbles, little toys, balls and such, while the girls’ discovered colorful barrettes, hair ties, and knick knacks in theirs’. These were some happy kids! Thank you so much, Bonnie, for making our students’ day a whole lot brighter and for your labor of love! Bonnie made a huge boxful of these items plus other gifts, then paid to ship it all the way from Canada to Haiti!
Friday afternoon, the students and professors of our Bible institute gathered together for a party as well. While munching on cake, pastries, and other sweets, there was a lot of laughter and good-natured bantering about which professor gave the hardest tests and which one showed no mercy in their grading. The professors responded by telling whose papers they enjoyed grading the most and those they didn’t. All in all, it was a great time of fellowship and stopping to give thanks for each other and for the special time of togetherness that Christmas brings.