Thursday, December 27, 2012

Another Cypriot Christmas

Christmas morning found the beloved flamingos much closer to the road.

 What a lovely Christmas gift!

Fishers and hunters, Elders Radnoti and Matthews, who spent the day with us, were searching for prospective flamingos to teach.

 Frank showed up bright and early at our flat to see what Santa brought us--and to borrow our camera to take pictures to send to Cameroon.  Almost all the people in our branch are alone and far, far from home and family.

 We were very blessed to have lots of people around us! Here is Eva, expecting us for a wonderful Christmas dinner at Ivanov's house on Christmas night.

 Our Christmas homesickness is certainly kept under control by enjoying Christmas with those we love so much!

 Alexia is always happy, and almost one year old.  She speeds around in her walker laughing and making everyone happy!

 Her father, President Ivanov, caught a Christmas hedge hog, that wouldn't come out of it's ball.  No, we didn't eat it.

 December 26 is Boxing Day in Cyprus, so we had a great Larnaca Branch Christmas party with 50 people attending!

 Here are two of the twelve non members that attended our party. We were happy to share the food, fun--and hopefully the Gospel of Jesus Christ with each of them.

It was truly unforgettable, to say the least, our second Cyprus Christmas with all the wonderful trimmings!  We hope you each have as joyous a Christmas Season.


  1. Awww, thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you.

  2. Thank you Stefani! Hope you and yours are having a nice New Year! Thanks for checking out our blog. You are a faithful follower--better than most of our kids! Love you, Aunt Lucy