Christmas Time at Makarios

It’s the last month serving full-time with Makarios here in the D.R. before we launch our own ministry, and we’ve had a series of fun Christmas events take place at the Makarios School. Below are some images and descriptions of some of our fun we’ve had with the students and staff at the school.  Look for future posts on our last few days with Makarios and what we look forward to in the future.

We took a few photos of the kids for the Makarios Christmas e-blast that went to all the donors and supporters of Makarios. These were actually taken in October but by that time the local grocery stores were already playing Christmas music. These guys LOVED this. 

I have several individual photos of the students from the day of our Christmas photo shoot but these two stuck out to me. Aylin just has these remarkable eyes, which coupled with the Santa hat just made this picture. And Erickson’s smile could brighten up any Christmas tree.

The week before the end of the semester we held a Christmas Extravaganza which involved a showcase of different presentations that the kids performed for their students. Before the students came out, Profe Yomo read the Christmas story. We always want to take the opportunity to share Jesus. 

Each class performed some type of act for their parents. I was especially proud of Profe Sarah’s 1st graders, who are usually quite a handful. But maybe because their parents were there watching or maybe they were really nervous, but their song went so well. 

It was a really great few weeks to end our time working with Makarios.

 

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