Just before New Year’s Trey and I got to meet up with our friends Shane & Mitzi McBride at her parents’ in Vonore, TN. Trey got to play with Shane’s son Zack who is just a bit older than him. Zack was wearing an awesome Peanuts t-shirt that said “Mr. Strong” across it.
We toured Mitzi’s dad’s workshop where he creates beautiful wood bowls and vases from what look like worthless chunks of lumber. Trey and Zack quickly got to work hammering and beating wooden sticks. In one of the photos it looks like Zack is about to clobber Trey, but don’t worry, no one was injured.
Unlike last year, we woke Trey up and took him to the roof where we watched (a few) fireworks and lit sparklers with Peggy Ozment and Sylvia Huey.
Our 3 month tour of duty is almost over and today we said goodbye to all the kind folks in Nalerigu.
It’s our last day in Nalerigu and there are some festivities going on. A lot of missionaries are in town and a new volunteer team arrived. At lunch we’re having a pig roast to welcome them and tonight ground nut stew to see us off!
Here’s Trey and his soon-to-be lunch:
In years past we’ve made videos for Christmas cards (2006, 2005, 2002) but this year we commissioned Boyz2Men, the top artist in Nalerigu to paint our card for us. Merry Christmas to all!
Trey had a blast at church today. We were out in the middle of nowhere and had a church service under a tree. I’ve posted more photos of it over at our haunsinafrica.com blog.