Monday, November 6, 2017

Harvest Party

      Despite the distance, we still celebrate many “American” traditions as a missionary community here.  This year the theme for the harvest party was Superheroes (for those who didn’t already have a family costume theme).

Catwoman searching for Robin. 
Batman and Catwoman

Batman and Catwoman were in attendance as well as several supermen/women, Wonderwoman, Flash, and several Avengers. 

We all had fun bobbing for lemons (PNG substitute for apples), trying to eat flour balls off of strings (PNG version of a donut...tastes nothing like a donut), and eating ice cream sundaes. 

     A visiting speaker then gave a very good talk about heroes of the faith and the ordinary everyday heroes around and among us. He mentioned that most people who we consider to be heroes don’t even realize it or consider themselves to be heroes: the fireman who runs into a burning building to save someone, the co-workers who selflessly give of themselves to help the team succeed, the teachers and mentors who have led us to where we are today. Many times, those people aren’t trying to be heroes; they are just passionate about their work and passionate about following Jesus example to love others.  May God show us how to love more deeply and live more passionately for Him; then we truly will be superheroes.

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