Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas time in South Africa

Christmas has a very different feel about it here in
South Africa. Instead of snow and freezing temperatures we have fantastic thunder and lightening storms with heavy rains. The country is now beautifully green everywhere. The people have braais (barbeques) for their family gatherings.

We haven't ventured out to the big malls to see the frantic shoppers since we aren't into that this year. We enjoyed a two hour Christmas program with many family groups singing songs of the Savior's birth last Sunday night. Cute children and attentive parents all. Makes us miss our family more.

This Christmas tree stands in the reception room in the Area Presidents office and residence. The Christmas tree in our apartment is much smaller and has tipped over three times with the wind so each time we have put the dislodged ornaments is getting a little bear now!


Cara said...

It sounds so beautiful there. A green Christmas! How lovely.

Sioux said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, you guys. It's raining here too, but I'm sure by the afternoon it will be snow! DiAnne and Glen got back home yesterday. Yea!

vickers said...

Sooo, your Christmas tree is getting a little bear? Do they have bears in So. Africa??
Keep putting in the great pictures b/c I love them!!