Christmas Program

Our Christmas program was scheduled for Dec. 16, but do to a snow storm which dumped so much snow I couldn’t get much past the drive way, and chicken pox in the village, we rescheduled it for Dec. 22. We still had a bunch of kids not able to come because of chicken pox and had to send another dozen home because they showed up with chicken pox (we gave them Christmas shoe boxes and sent them on their way).  But our program was still great.

The choir and Pastor Tibi from Diakonia made their annual visit and we really enjoyed it. The play was wonderful.  It was about a granny telling her grandchildren about the best gift ever.  My AMAZING mom made all the costumes!  The kids had never had such nice costumes.  I had one shephard boy would had on his tunic and when ever, I turned around he had another sash or even a cape on.  It would have been funnier, if it hadn’t been so crazy with so many kids. Thank you Mom for the great costumes. I won’t let mice have babies in these costumes!

This year because of the date change, only Ana was able to come, the rest of the volunteers had already left town for Christmas, had to work, or had other plans.  Ana didn’t have a ride to the program so she wasn’t able to come until the choir came. But not to fear. The kids and I talked and they were so well behaved that we were able to get the rehearsal and all the preparations done.  The teens totally stepped up and they arranged all the Christmas packages and helped pass them out. I couldn’t have done this a couple of years ago, but its amazing to see how the teens have grown and matured.  I have loved watching them grow up and become responsible! We had a blast passing out the boxes.  The children would be called up and gave their ticket to Maria. Then they would come to me. I would shot out “little boy” or “older girl” and the teens would find a good box for them.  When some of the poorer kids came up, I would call out: “get me a big heavy box!” Everyone went away happy.

Our sponsored kids loved getting their boxes! They love seeing their names on the box.  Thank you to everyone who made Christmas box.  The kids love getting their gifts and for most of them, its the only gift they receive at Christmas.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi Melissa, What beautiful kids! I remember a lot of them from camp. I keep looking for Ciprion George. You said that he has glasses now. The last pic looks a bit like him? But I’m not sure with the cap on??A s to your question “when are we coming back?” God alone knows, but it won’t be for camp this year. We have plans to go with family to Canada the first week of July, however, Romania keeps tugging at my heart. Scott sent us a pic of your church. It looks so beautiful! Love, Allen for the Glicks

  2. Super!!!

  3. It’s awesome to look through your pictures and see familiar faces!

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