Dec 30, 2012

Christmas away from Home

Spending Christmas away from extended family and long-time friends can be a difficult experience and we hope this first Christmas away has not been too difficult for the two families we are supporting through Mennonite Church Canada's Witness Program -- Christina & Darnell Barkman with Cody and Makai and Taryn & Nathan Dirks.  I recall the Christmases of '02, '03, and '04 when my husband and I were in Santa Cruz, Bolivia serving a 3 year term with MCC.  Making new friends and learning a new culture and language were extremely challenging and my heart goes out to both families as they serve God in the Philippines and in Botswana.  

To read more about the Barkman's and the Dirks' please see the next two posts.  

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