James Christmas

 We have had a blast with James the past couple of weeks.  We have done a lot with him and we still have a few more days left.  We will share the pictures to follow of his adventures.  

It is Christmas day! We started out at 8:00 AM this morning attending our beloved Tongan ward for the last time.  They had a wonderful Christmas musical program.  They are such wonderful singers.  We truly felt serenaded by angels today.  All of the people in the choir dressed in white.  

After our session at church, we had our traditional Christmas breakfast with blueberry muffins, eggs, and sausage.  It was nice to have James here to share that with.  We then opened our stockings from Santa (probably the latest we have ever done so since we have been married). We opened our presents, video chatted with our family in Wisconsin, California, Washington, and Oregon.  Tonight, we had a mission dinner with all of the missionaries in our mission!  We finished by singing Christmas songs accompanied by ukuleles.  We are so blessed to be here and love this opportunity we have been given to serve here.  While we miss our family and friends intensely, our hearts are filled with gratitude to make a difference here as we helped establish and institute program in Laie.

James with William, the Fijian Warrior

Two Ulus!

James at the night show Ha, Breath of Life

With Josh Button

We are still amazed at the beautiful plants in our yard

63 degrees! It finally is cooling down.

Crooked coconut trees near our new apartment in Ha'ula

James' hat given to him by his friend Kap (yes - this is a Kap Cap)

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