Christmas in January? Our children and grandchildren decided not to spend much on themselves for Christmas this year. Instead they bought clothes, toys, candy, books and other items. Then shipped them to us so we could share them with the needy families we know. The families were so excited to receive these gifts and were very grateful. We're sure our children and their families will be blessed by their generosity. But the packages didn't arrive until January, which is perfectly fine here because the giving of gifts can happen any time between Christmas and the end of January.
He was visiting us, sent by our grand-daughter Olivia and we just couldn't keep him out of the photos. What a camera hog. Here he is with 2 of the packages that were sent.
The contents of the packages as we get ready to assort them for delivery. Stanley was amazed by his bounteous goodies. He then decided it would be much more fun to play Santa Claus instead.
THE ALAMETA FAMILY
Surprised and excited to see what's inside the box wrapped Ghanaian style.
Digging in to see what the box contains for them.
Yay, the dress for Bernice fits.
THE ADEDIA FAMILY
Next we went to another family where there were plenty children, and adults too. Lots of joy was brought to both young and old.
There were coloring books and colored pencils in the box. They were thrilled to be given just a few pages and a couple of pencils.
LOOK! I got a car.
Dressed in their pretty new clothes with papers and pencils in hand.
We wish to thank you very much for the wonderful gifts. Patience, a mother of some of the children wanted to know if our children who sent these gifts were coming to see us. She wanted to thank them personally for the joy they brought to her family.
All dressed in their brand new clothes as they get ready for church.
THE GAFAH FAMILY
This is Prince, Foster and Abigale also affectionately know as our "Porch Children". They come over almost every Sunday afternoon. We sit with them on our porch where we read, help them with homework and play games. They are very grateful for the gifts they were given.
Prince and Foster trying "Pop Rocks" for the first time. They didn't quite know what to make of them.
ELDER AND SISTER LYON
Sorry, sorry, sorry (must repeat 3 times here) but when we saw the chocolate covered marshmallow Santa Claus's, the mini Hershey bars and the Christmas marshmallow treats, we knew they must have put them in for us.
Those who participated by sending gifts or money to help buy the gifts don't realize how much joy they brought to those that received them. The people here have so little, so anything they receive is very much appreciated. They have a custom here when you are given a gift or a person does service for you, they call or visit you the very next day to thank you for your generosity. We also wish to thank those who sacrificed and were so generous in helping to bring much joy into the lives of so many who have so little.