Jwaye Nwel and Merry Christmas to all our friends both in Haiti and in the U.S. We pray you have a safe, blessed time with family and friends. It is now that we reflect and praise God for sending His son, Jesus, as a baby to live among us and die for our sins and then rising from the dead, He is our risen Savior! What a wonderful reason to celebrate!
This afternoon our son Austin and his wife Courtney will arrive and we will head out to the mountain in Belo to celebrate Christmas and enjoy showing them Haiti. I cannot get access to the blog out there so wanted to make sure we could wish everyone a Merry Christmas before we left. In Haiti they actually celebrate Christmas today so most business are either closed all day or at least 1/2 a day. Tomorrow out at the church in Belo they have a celebration for the children with singing, food, and gifts. We plan on being a part of that celebration. I also plan, with Courtney’s help, to make cupcakes for the kids on the mountain that we will probably hand out on Friday.
It is hard being away from family on Christmas, but I am looking forward to seeing how they celebrate here in Haiti. We have so many wonderful Haitian friends.
It has truly been a blessed year for us. We can’t thank all of you enough for all your support this past year. We have had prayer support, financial support, physical support by coming here, gifts to help us, and the list goes on. We could not be here if it were not for all of you who support us in so many ways. You all have blessed us beyond measure and we thank God for all of you.
So from our home in Haiti to yours, where ever that may be, please have a wonderful Christmas and remember it is about Jesus not about lots of stuff:-)
Joy to the world the Lord has come!
Let the wonders of His love fill your hearts during this season and all year!
Blessings from our house to yours,
Ernie and Sharon
“Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among the shepherds, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them, “don’t be afraid!” he said “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior, yes, the Messiah, the Lord has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” Luke 2:9-11