Happy Friday my lovelies!Well today has been very good. We have a Christmas Concert at church tonight that the Youth are hosting!
So exciting!I got together with some of the youth committee last night and we went and decorated... somehow I think that it will take a little less to take it down, than the 4 hours it took us to put it up. :o) It really is pretty... I will have to take some pictures with my phone so I can upload them... (my camera is broken.. *tear). Here is the picture I promised! It didnt turn out as good as I wanted it too... the trees have lights on and it really looks beautiful.. the presents in the corner (well the big one) I hollowed out so we could use it for puppets! Its so cool. :o) anyway you get the idea eh?
Well I was reading a fellow sisters blog today... Cylinda and she asked the question What does Christmas joy mean to you.... soooo I automatically was hit by a wave of emotional memories of faces of the Children at the UPCI headquarters in Narobi, Kenya that I was able to send Christmas gift bags to the year I came back from visiting.
I remember I had sooooo much fun going and picking out and fixing up the bags for girls and boys! I took them with me along with some more Bibles for them to give out, to General Conference that year and gave them to Bro. and Sis. Droke (who were the missionaries at the time) and they were going to take them back with them, along with some things that they bought for the adults.
I didnt think anymore of it until Christmas came along and I received an email from Sis. Droke and she told me of how the children loved their bags and how that they held the trinkets and toys like they were little treasures... (gee my eyes are filling up with happy tears right now.) I made sure to include sparkly hair clips in the girls bags because they all loved playing with our hair while we were there and they specifically asked for them, and of course matchbox cars for the boys. I know that those kids could not imagine who I was or anything BUT Im so glad that I was able to help in putting a smile on their precious faces! Of course I could imagine how that when they got the bubbles out and started blowing them toward the heavens that sweet Jesus was enjoying their smiling faces too! (Oh how I love to make my Jesus happy) Of course Im not writing this to receive any glory or anything... it still thrills my heart at the thought of those children the Lord allowed me to help for Christmas that year.