Our older brother Jonathan is here for Christmas and our last weeks here, and even better he brought along his girlfriend Emily! We've enjoyed having them with us for our last Christmas in Guyana! They have helped to brighten the last days of packing and goodbyes. Yet with or without earthly loved ones, we have Emmanuel, God with us, whom we have celebrated. He is with us always. (I posted something about that on my blog Thoughts.)
Here are some pictures we took yesterday, after we got home from the traditional 6:00 am Christmas service!
It's so much fun to have Emily here - almost like having a sister!
Thanks be to God for his many gracious answers to prayer and all his mercies toward us!