Our team celebrated together on Christmas Eve. We gathered together and make pizzas (a HUGE treat here! We cannot get cheese in town, so we are not able to make pizza often). After eating, we exchanged Christmas gifts together. Because things are scarce in town, we all had to get really creative with what we got each other. It was really fun to see how intentional everyone was with the gifts they got each other! After gifts, we went Christmas caroling to some of our friends' compounds. It was so much fun! We sang 4 songs at each set of houses. Everyone loved it and started clapping along to the songs (songs that were unfamiliar to them). It was a blast! We really enjoyed the day and had a great time "creating memories" with our new team.
|Our team on Christmas Eve|
|Some of the yummy pizzas!|
|Our Christmas trees and gifts for each other.|
|Caroling was hard to capture since it was dark outside, but here is a shot of us caroling by candlelight. We visited Veronica's (pictured on right) compound first, and then she joined us for the rest of caroling. She seemed to really enjoy it!|
|All of us in the Date Night Cafe/ Coffee Shop!|
|Two beautiful girls dressed in their Christmas best!|
|Everyone gathered around while the other church came to sing|