Merry Christmas from Hands Across The Sea-Haiti.
|2015 Christmas photo HATS kids|
Our Christmas party at the school on the 18th was a success. One of our teachers organized and ran a Christmas program with many students taking part. The teachers did a good job on decorating out church this year.
|Anxious for the door to open for Christmas pageant|
|Church full for Christmas program and to receive report cards|
The students enjoyed a delicious meal which was a gift from a group in Yarmouth, NS. A huge thank you to this group from Luckner and Karen on behalf of our students.
|School kitchen distributing the meals while people wait patiently|
|Hunger pains now gone|
|Handsome little guy enjoying his meal|
|Hungry and waiting for their meals|
On the same day the students received their report cards and the Christmas vacation began. Karen and Luckner need this break from that part of our work load as much or more as the teachers and students.
|Ti Luc with our grade one teacher|
On Sunday at our little church service our HATS kids were thrilled to take part in a skit about the birth of Jesus.
|Angel bringing the good news|
|Kids in program|
Our little Sonson was dubbed the cutest actor as he played Baby Jesus.
Tomorrow Karen must get busy wrapping the gifts for the children that were donated by many loving supporters of HATS and delivered to the compound by Liette in Nov. Thank you so very much everyone. Thank you too to those who donated funds which is being used for our Christmas dinner and the special dinner again on January 1st.
The children want to continue in the Haitian tradition of receiving their gift and having a big special Christmas meal on the 24th. This we will do.
Too, Mama Karen must think about filling 18 Christmas stockings for them to enjoy on the morning of the 25th. That should be a fun and very welcome addition for the children for Christmas. A new experience coming up.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate the the birth of our Lord.
Our HATS children are singing Merry Christmas for you.