It's hard to believe it's only two weeks away, especially because we still feel like it's summertime! But we have our tree set up, with gifts under it, and the kids are more than ready :)
Last week we had a visitor from our home church come stay for six days. It was an encouraging visit, and he was able to bring gifts from family members and friends, which was really nice. We weren't sure how Christmas might look this year, so his trip ended up being perfect timing for bringing our gifts along. We took him to the beach for a day, and he was able to participate in the class we held for the neighbor kids.
We've been hosting a class every two weeks, working through the Bible stories from the beginning. This Saturday we will have our last class before the holidays, with a theme of Jesus coming as a baby to be the Savior of the world.
Overall we are doing well and feeling much more adjusted to life here. The kids got their Judo uniforms and are now able to learn some fighting moves, so they're enjoying it more. Our relationships with the neighbor kids are growing, as well as our friendships with our neighbors/fellow church goers, which is so encouraging.