It’s that most wonderful time of year again! With humidity and tropical rain showers, right? Well, at least that’s what it is over here. But it wouldn’t be Christmas in Indonesia for us without our MAF staff Christmas party. This year, we decided to do things a little differently and blend our Western and Eastern cultures a bit more. And, I think, we struck just the right balance.
Our annual staff photo. This year on the runway instead of in front of an airplane.
MAF Timika sent us a little note on a dirty airplane. Thanks guys! And Selamat Natal to you too
Instead of our normal party in the hangar, this year we did a party in the yard (it’s warm here, remember?) with magical Christmas lights and gorgeous mango trees.
After the photo, we split into 4 groups: one group per home and each group was assigned the task of coming up with a drama, acting out part of the Christmas story. I don’t have pictures in the homes, but I loved the drama that ensued afterwards.
As the sun set, we ate a meal together that all the wives worked so hard to make. Traditionally, Indonesians wouldn’t eat at tables at a party like this, but I think they all enjoyed it. To finished up, we sang Silent Night and Jeremiah shared a short devotional.
All and all, it was a super enjoyable evening for everyone involved. Selamat Natal!