Christmas In July

JULY 10, 2019

We’ve reached the midpoint of our week here in Sterling. Hannah and I can’t believe how fast time has flown!  I’ve loved spending time getting to know the kids during breakfast every morning.  It’s fun to hear about their lives and experiences and to talk about the differences between Missouri and Alaska…though the last few days temperature-wise have felt like we never left home!

Today we celebrated Christmas in July.  Our take-home point was ‘Jesus Came For Me.’ Our story was about how Jesus, the Son of God, was born a human infant and how a star lead the Wise Men to the place of his birth.  Not only is it one of my favorite stories in general, today during story-time we had a lot of fun telling it interactively (🌠🎵Twinkle, twinkle big, bright star!🎶🌠).   I loved seeing the kids really get into it with gusto!

After exploring the town of Soldotna some this afternoon, Hannah and I were invited to a community praise concert at the home of one of Bill and Roberta’s neighbors. We sat out on a picture perfect Alaska evening down by the Kenai River listening to the Lack Family Band sing songs of praise and tell stories of God’s presence in their lives.  The evening was a perfect way to put an exclamation point on the end of a wonderful day.

In Christ –

Mary Anne


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