Saturday, 25 December 2010

Meals and Drinks being served during Christmas Party

It was a day of great celebration at the Muyange Community Church despite a number of setbacks with transportation. On Christmas Eve the starter motor on the car died and we had it replaced. On Christmas morning with food for 350 people prepared and ready to take to the village our car died again. We found a mechanic to come and patch a broken hose and take it away to repair it. Meanwhile we rented a truck to take the food to the village.

There was a great spirit of Joy and Celebration as more than 300 adults and countless children gathered to Celebrate Christmas in our new building. The atmosphere was wonderful and impossible for me to describe in words. The toddlers went to our old building while the adults and older children were treated to a very entertaining sketch about someone getting coming to know Jesus. I had no idea we had such great actors. Our worship team sang for everyone and afterwards food was served. Antoine and Florence and their families and folks from the church spent all Christmas Eve and Christmas morning cooking and the party was a great success.

When the children had eaten the shoeboxes with Christmas presents were given to more than 100 kids from our church. There were biscuits and candy for all the visiting kids as well. A very heartfelt thanks to all of you who made this special event possible. What a brilliant way to 'christen' our new building. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the friends and supporters of the Rwandan Vineyard Mission.