Filipinos are known for their love of celebrating Christmas and GH is no exception.
We probably do much the same things as families everywhere - just on a larger, louder scale. We sing and dance, make cookies, have lots of craft activities and bake birthday cupcakes for Jesus. The Christmas story is, as always, at forefront of our celebrations.
How thankful we are for the gift of his precious son -
ent down from heaven
we can receive the gift of eternal life.
Christmas morning was extra special this year thanks to many generous people around the world who donated so that each child was able to receive a blanket,
pair of shoes, pyjamas and a toy. Our children felt so loved and we pray
that the givers will be blessed as much as our children.
New Year's celebrations are never quiet here in Manila. Quezon City lit up with hundreds of fireworks, as little ones watched in awe from the rooftop.
In any year there are always trials and triumphs and 2017 was no exception but God is ever faithful, watching over us and keeping us in His hand. How thankful we are that the many prayers said in this house have not gone unheard.
God is so good to us and we hold tight to His promises and believe for our best year yet, knowing that there is always hope in love.