This afternoon, the staff of La Providencia gathered to celebrate the birth of our Savior. We invited the children of the staff to participate in a Christmas pagent and afterwards we gathered to share a meal. It was simple and wonderful! We listened to the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible, intermixed with those wonderful Christmas carols: O little town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Away in a Manger, Hark the Herald Angels, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World and Navidad, Navidad Hoy es Navidad! Dinner was a collaborative effort, with each employee bringing something to the party. Dona Reina even made torrejas for us! The swing set is finally complete and the children had a great time on the slide!
A few things to remember: Esmelvin, our "Jose", was unable to come to practice because he was in the field cutting coffee. Two of our angels, Floriselle and Floridalma, had to prepare their costumes themselves as their mother was working and unable to help them prepare. One of our wise men, Moises, didn't have an extra sheet or anything he could bring to use as a costume. Jose Mario, age 8, was traveling home on a bus from camp in Tegucigalpa, the bus broke down and he will return home tomorrow.