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

Kristin King Author

First group of children singing for the Christmas Fete program. First group of children singing for the Christmas Fete program.

Toward the end of the Christmas Fete program, I am required to give a small speech which I completely blow. I do not begin by honoring the church elders or thanking the guests, or recognizing those who worked with the children to put the party together. What I do say is short but heart-felt. I pray the spirit behind this speaks louder than words.

The children sing again and dance. This what puts smiles on all our faces. For the finale, they gather around Jaime and me to sing the English song again. Yes, they learned a song in English thought they don’t speak the language. It is a Christmas gift to us, the visitors. I don’t catch all the words. In the main they are singing:

We are many

We are one body in Messiah

Loving each other

I smile…

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