December 23, 2013 by

Caroling on Christmas Island…


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When you sCaroling We Go!tep on Malapascua Island you will hear the sounds of people rebuilding their lives. Chainsaws cutting away at the fallen coconut trees, making lumber. Hammers busy fixing homes and boats. Children laughing and playing. Seeing their determination to restore their way of life, creates an even greater desire for us to help them! In the spirit of Christmas, our church took buckets full of relief goods and went Christmas caroling around the island.  We went to homes, sang, and presented these families with a little gift. We saw tears of thankfulness, smiles of joy, and even looks of surprise!  In this country it is customary for carolers to get paid for singing, so these families were very surprised when we did not expect any money and gave them a gift instead!  Elizabeth and the kids were able to go with me to Malapascua this time. What a blessing to help these people and serve the Lord together!

2 Responses to Caroling on Christmas Island…

  1. Dan P

    Hello Barans,
    Merry Christmas to you all!!! We love you and miss you, but want to THANK YOU for being Christ’s ambassador in the Philippines. May your Christmas and Holiday season be truly blessed. You are in our prayers daily.
    God Bless!

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