Merry Christmas Family and Friends,
We wish you the most peaceful of days during a most stressful time in the U.S.A.
We grieve deeply for the loss of lives in Connecticut.
|Life size minis on tree!|
|Toys and ornaments abound|
|Slender Santa in China|
Even with with glitz and glimmer in Shanghai, Christmas is not commonly celebrated.
There are no days off during the Christmas week. Christmas is just another day.
|Most BRIGHT CITY we have experienced|
For the Chinese, gift giving, time off, and time with family is celebrated on Chinese New Year which begins on February 10, 2013.
|Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF)|
For Christians, however, this is still a special day. We light the advent candles at Shanghai Community Church, we celebrate the coming of Jesus into our lives: John 1:14 ( The Message) "The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood." We worship a God who knows us, loves us, and who desires to be known and loved.
|Mudu Garden in Suzhou|
This Christmas, we will be spending a warm holiday in Thailand; one of the wonderful perks of residing in Asia.
We pray for the LIGHT to shine brightly in your hearts and homes,
Ken and Jeanie