Birthday parties and fiestas are a huge part of the culture here in Mexico, so we decided to have our own "Birthday party for Jesus!" On Wednesday, December 22st we had about 35 kids at our house to celebrate Christmas! Most of the kids were from our church, but some were neighbors and others live in the Polvorin neighborhood, where Ben trains his youth teams each week. The kids made sugar cone Christmas trees, star ornaments, and colored nativity scenes. We played "Hide-the-gifts" and had a huge star pinata! Ben shared the Gospel message, we ate some fluffer-nutter sandwiches and cake, and then gave out some Christmas boxes sent from Operation Christmas Child. It was such a fun afternoon, and we pray that each kid who came left feeling loved and hearing the Good News of Christmas! Here are some pics of the day!