Brad and I had a great Christmas that started with a party with Agnes family and Joyce’s family (our house worker and lan-guage helper, but also our friends). They had eight children between them, and we had a blast introducing them to the slightly more American activities of decorating sugar cookies (and eating them!), making ornaments, and watching The Nativity Story. We all laughed looking at the face of the youngest girl by the end of night: it was covered in glitter! It was also fun when our guard Francois joined us and jumped right in with the rest of them making his glitter-covered Christmas tree. We were all touched by seeing the movie about Mary, Jo-seph, and Jesus, and had a sweet time of prayer af-terward.