is of course the best Celebration, because it is the happiest of
all! A lot of candies, cakes, presents and carols, and above all,
the great news that a Saviour was born on Earth... We’re all very
excited before and during, but I hope that also after the Holidays
are gone, the joy will remain, otherwise we missed the essential
aspect of it all!
This report will
not be very long, but shorter and rather concise. There were so
many things happening at Smiles in preparing for these Holidays.
We were so busy with visiting families and taking SOS to the
children we have in the projects, doing campaigns and finalising
reports, that we could so easily have missed the point!
Being so busy, at
times, if someone asked us what we celebrate soon, between one
delivery and one report, I for one could have easily replied "my
daughter’s birthday, on 28th"… But of course, seeing a Santa close
by, I would have immediately remembered the correct answer:
But you see, the
real celebration is not a day, not an event, but a person. We
actually should celebrate the gift of God who is Jesus
Christ! We ask each other quite often "what did you get for
Christmas?" while the proper question would be "who?"
So, after these
Holidays, the gifts we received should not just become memories;
maybe most of them will, but at least one should stay with us,
forever – and that is the new born baby, the Saviour of the world,
the Son of God!
Of course, we were
very happy to make gifts to many people! The kids in Gepiu
received SOS, just like all of the kids in the families we
support. Also, the people from Salard Community received
gifts, the people from Rapa as well, and we were all very
happy to do this. We told them about Jesus too, and I hope and
pray that after all the excitement will fade, the remembrance of
Him will still be alive and life-changing for everyone! This way,
we know that the Celebration remains forever!
May God bless you
all in the New Year and may the joy of Salvation make your life
happy and fulfilled!
As always, I am
looking forward to receiving your messages. Thank you to all who
wrote to me this past year and please continue doing so. Please
also continue to pray for us and to support the projects!
Do not forget -
we are in this together, the people we help need us all, so let’s
be ready in 2015 to make a difference in somebody’s life!