Update from Steve and Janet
Greetings and Merry Christmas to our friends at HSMC.
We admired the pictures of snow from Winnipeg last week and felt a bit of jealousy knowing how this would move people’s Christmas spirits forward. But then we put our shorts and tee shirts on and went out for a walk in the 28 degree evening… There are a certain number of Christmas decorations up around here. There were “Black Friday” sales last weekend. In today’s devotional there was talk about the commercialization of Christmas – so things aren’t entirely different.
We continue to adjust to life and work here in Bolivia. There have been some health improvements and Janet is working about half time. This means she’s supposed to work half time but it invariably creeps into something more than that. We’re glad that she has improved and for the important contributions that she’s making to MCC Bolivia team life. Currently we are working on things like a budget for next year and trying to imagine what our Low German Mennonite programming should look like going forward.
What are some things are good to highlight?
We feel far from friends and especially family just now. We facetime and watch our grandkids go sledding. It’s nice but of course it’s not the same. We are grateful for meaningful traditions of advent and worship that go with us. Our hope comes from the Lord and we are grateful for all we have and are able to do. Peace be with you as you celebrate God’s “Peace on earth, goodwill towards all” this Christmas.
Steve & Janet Plenert