Christmas Ibadah…

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The Sunday before Christmas our church had its annual “Christmas Eve” service in our home.  We had some visitors including Rev. and Mrs. Versteeg and an unexpected group of about 20 people from our sister church in Waena who came to sing.  Before the service the pastor had a representative from each group in the church (men, women, children etc…) light a candle.  Then we all lit our candles and sang silent night.  Following the service the group from Waena sang for us, gifts were given to the pastors family and the widow in our church. Then we shared a meal together.  Because of the unexpected group, we saved the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing that I’d made until the rice was gone.  It was very yummy!  We had about 70 people in our home this year!  It was really nice to spend this time together in fellowship while remembering the incredible birth of our Lord and Saviour.

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About Erica Feunekes

Myself, my husband Hugo and our five kids live and work in Sentani, Papua, with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
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2 Responses to Christmas Ibadah…

  1. jbredenhof says:

    Wow, Erica — you had 70 people in your home (20 of them unexpected!) You and Hugo are one gracious host and hostess couple. Where’d you find all the chairs? What a nice service and dinner you had there. Looks like everyone felt right at home. And after all that, you write a little blurb for your readers. Good on you! Have a blessed Old and New Year’s celebration. How many are you expecting that night?!? I’m sure it will be a wonderful time of fellowship.

  2. Audrey says:

    love the candle light service – so beautiful!

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