And, just then, THE CHRIST CAME!"
(from The People's Life of Christ by J. Paterson Smyth)
On Friday, we made our own preparations for Christmas by putting up and decorating a tree for our school. We got our own Advent wreath and talked about how that tradition began and the symbolism. We also made cards for the members of our host church's congregation as a token of the gratefulness we feel for their gift to us. On Sunday, our school families attended the church's service together, and the children did the scripture reading and lit the Advent wreath.