Dear Friends and family,
Sheng dan kuai le!!! Merry Christmas!! Or, a little more
directly translated, "Merry Holy Birthday!!" Tis the season to receive and give!! Receive Father's love,
and give it away!! And during this Christmas, that's exactly what's happening here in Chengdu. Some of my Chinese
friends and I went out last weekend to give out bags of socks, scarfs, gloves, and heat patches to the homeless in the poorer
areas of the city. In total we gave out about 20 bags, and still there are more bags to give out!! We'll be heading
out some other day to give out the rest, probably around New Year's Eve. It was the perfect opportunity to give this
Besides that, things are going well. I've had many, many Christmas parties
that I've been going to, just because I have many different people in my life by this point, who all of course what to celebrate
Jesus' birthday. :) But it's been great, and it also keeps me busy, which is good. Recently I've landed
in the land of relaxation and break-time, which is awesome, but also a little disorienting considering all the stuff I usually
do. School wrapped up last week and won't start up again unitl March and English teaching has taken a Christmas/New
Year's break and won't start up again until the end of next week (January 4th), so here I am with a much-needed yet disorienting
break. Don't worry, there's lots of other things for me to do, so I won't be too bored. ;)
of English teaching...I'm both glad and a little sad to say that our male teacher, Nicolas, moved on to teach in a different
school about a month ago. Though it was a loss, it was also a gain!! I was once again moved into a position of
teaching my kids, though I still am in the administrative role, as well!! Whoo hoo!! Last Friday we drew Christmas
scenes on blank puzzles while we talked about Christmas-y things. It was super fun, and they had a great time!
:) Then we teachers gave them a potential sugar rush by handing them a small Christmas box with candies. I'm sure
the parents loved us. Just joking; the parents also seemed happy by the gesture.
home for January!! I'm flying in on January 19th, so if you have any questions, you can ask me then!! Or, if you
want to ask questions before I come home, feel free to email me!! my email is: brbBecca18@yahoo.com. I hope
you had an amazing Christmas, and have a great New Year, everyone!!