Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

22 December 2015

Special Programs

The school year has ended! (The Christmas and New Year’s holidays occur during summer vacation.) This past Friday evening we attended the end-of-the-year program at E’s school.

DJ assumed the theme was going to be Peter Pan  like his was!


But it was “only” the sixth grade graduation. J


We’re thankful for how well our girl has done in school!



This past Sunday morning, both E and DJ participated in special Christmas music with new friends at Templo Calvario, almost next-door to our house.




This past Sunday evening, Daniel and Viviana put together a simple, but very nice, Christmas program, alternating Christmas songs with corresponding Scripture passages, involving the congregation.

The ladies and girls sang “¡Cristianos, hoy cantad a Dios!” DJ also surprised us by singing his current favorite as a solo.


Afterward, we all shared a time of fellowship and snacks, including budín, a Christmas cake made with dried fruit and – this time – with ñandú [rhea, “ostrich”] egg!

[DJ insisted I take a picture!]

We’re very thankful for what our Loving Shepherd continues to do in our little group on the outskirts of Pando.


And just this afternoon, we were able to get a good video clip of DJ singing his villancico.

[Click on the picture to go to the video.]
¡Pastorcitos, id! ¡Pastorcitos, ya!

[And stay tuned for a carol sung by our E.]

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh cute! I love his sheep. So great to stay updated with you guys. I thought it was interesting that budín here is pudding. More of a cognate. Merry Christmas!

Deborah said...

Merry Christmas to you!

(Maybe this particular cake is called budín because it's so moist? I don't know... The variance of terms across the Spanish-speaking world is fascinating!)