12 Days of Christmas in the Congo – The Children’s Fete Part I

Kristin King Author

The children walking from our education center to the church next door for the Christmas Fete program. The children walking from our education center to the church next door for the Christmas Fete program.

The children came to the education center today, first by one’s and two’s, then so many I could not keep up with all the names and faces. For years even before FHA I have prayed for these children, these families, this community. Now I actually know some of them: Esther, Deborah, Mark, Lambert, Ange…

I tried to greet them as they came. Like me they need to practice their French.

Bonjour.

Bonjour.

Je m’appel Kristin.

Je m’appel Esther.

Ca vas?

Nods or Ca vas bien—a few laughs.

I choose a picture book from the shelf. It is in French but I tried to read it anyway. The two girls listening to me are attentive. One realizes her French is better than mine. She reads the entire rest of the book out loud to…

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