Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Taking Christmas to the Streets

Thank you for stopping by and seeing a little glimpse of our Christmas day!


Several months ago I was asked a question...

One day a little boy at a feeding program casually 
asked what I would be doing for Christmas?

I was able to tell them that yes I would be 
spending it here in Uganda.

Then I asked what they would be doing?

He told me he didn't know yet.

Living on the streets it is no wonder that he wasn't sure.

Life on the streets can change so quickly.

This past week I found out that all feeding programs 
would be closing for Christmas.

They would be alone for Christmas and of course, 
they wouldn't even have food.

My heart ached for these boys as I imagined 
what it would truly be like.

That's when we thought of what if instead of a normal Christmas 
we brought Christmas to the streets.

We could share with them God's love and 
what better way then with breakfast!

We were so excited as we prepared to spend
 it with our sweet boys.

Late last night we started preparing the food!

This morning bright and early we headed 
out laden with lots and lots of food.

The boys were so excited that we had come
 to spend Christmas with them.

It such a joyful time as we talked about the true meaning of 
Christmas as we laughed and shared breakfast.

They loved the cake and ate every last bite!

{Being Christmas we couldn't help ourselves and 
we splurged and bought match box cars for the boys.}

They were delighted!

Pure joy as many received there first ever Christmas gift.

Thank you for stopping by a little glimpse of our day!

We wish you a very 
Merry Christmas 
all the way from Uganda!


Molly said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL Christmas! The boys look so happy, that must have been so much fun <3 :)

Mindy said...

This is wonderful! So glad you were able to share true Christmas with them! How precious they are.


Randi said...

What an awesome way to bless others today! Merry Christmas!

Randi said...

What an awesome way to bless them today! Merry Christmas!

Chrisann said...

Love this, Emma and I'm so excited that you had your friend come to spend time with you. Merry Christmas, sweet one!

Becky L. said...

Merry Christmas Emma. Will be sharing our Christmas on your mom's blog hop soon. Too late tonight. Had too many dishes to do. We had a good day. Husband went to bed early since his cold virus was kicking in and he wasn't feeling good. Sigh! So thankful for you all sharing breakfast with your boys on Christmas morning. That's absolutely wonderful! Hugs and thanks so much for what you do in the name of the Lord across the world!

Stephanie said...

Emma, Thank you so much for doing this! I couldn't stop thinking about the boys and I just found out today that the feeding programs were closed for Christmas. I am definitely staying in Uganda for Christmas next year to be with these sweet boys. This post made me cry! I love how Jesus shines through you! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. And the match cars sweet blessings too. Love this. Praying for you and God bless.


Joanne Reddell said...

Emma, I love, love, love this post! What a blessing you are to so many in Uganda! Your idea to take Christmas to them is amazing. Each of those precious boys looked like they were filled with gratitude and joy to overflowing! I pray God's abundant blessings to you as you minister to His sweet treasures. And Happy 2014 to you!