On 13 December we held our farewell luncheon for Clare, our young volunteer from Italy. Our Mercy House women had the brilliant idea of making a farewell gift for her themselves, in the form of a dress, bag, ear rings and bracelet, made of exactly the same material, as can be seen in the photos. Clare was delighted. We really enjoyed having her, she was a great asset to our work and hope that she will come back. Whatever, we wish her everything of the best for her future, may God bless her, as she certainly deserves.
Next, some of our young Rwandan ladies entertained us with Rwandan cultural dancing – see photo. This was followed by the arrival of Father Xmas (a seven- year-old boy) and his adult assistant, Desire. Everyone got a gift, selected and prepared for them personally. They were delighted with the “Xmas boxes” which are supplied every year for them by the Rosebank Union Church, to whom we certainly owe a great debt of gratitude. Christmas 2015 was a day which will be remembered by all. Our thanks to everyone who contributed in some way to the joy of the feast.