Japanese Prayer Wall

Japanese Prayer Wall

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Highlights

Okay, I am a little late at getting to this, but here are a few highlights from Christmas 2011 in Kumamoto.

Kumamon, the mascot for Kumamoto says, "Merry Christmas!"

Tsuruya, a local department store.

Downtown and Kumamoto Castle

Kuwamizu Lutheran Church

Kuwamizu Lutheran Church's Advent Christmas Tree--We added new decorations each week of Advent.
By far, my favorite activity this Christmas was seeing my kindergarten class perform their Christmas pageant.  They were amazing!  It was so touching to see these young children sharing the story of our faith.
An angel visited Mary to tell her that she would have a baby, the Savior of the world.

The time came for Mary to have her baby, but no rooms were available in Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, the shepherds were watching their sheep at night.

Suddenly, angels appeared to tell them the good news...The Savior was born!

Many people came to worship Jesus, including wise men from far away.  Thousands of years later, we too can celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

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