The Big Birthday Party




The other day Byron was at our house and he told us that he had just had a birthday, he turned twelve years old! I asked him what they did for his birthday. Nothing. Nobody had said happy birthday and there was no party. He got tears in his eyes. Nobody had remembered his birthday. We felt bad for him. I asked him if he ever had a birthday party. No. He had never had a birthday party. Well it was about time he had one so we made plans to have it Monday night. He was so excited!!

So yesterday we got everything ready. Hannah baked a delicious strawberry cake, we got chips and drink and for his gift we bought him a soccer ball.

Byron invited all his brothers and sisters and cousins ( They all live in the same house! ) Until they all showed up there ended up being about 7 or 8 kids. What a time they had!!
We taught them how to play Bible baseball. I was suprised at how much they knew about the Bible. Later, one of the girls said they would like to come to our house on Sunday and have a Sunday School class. So it looks like this coming Sunday we will have our first class. Just this family alone is big enough to start our church!!!

Well we really had a blast. Byron was so excited to get his soccer ball. He will never forget his first birthday party and we won´t either. It will forever be a birthday to remember.

7 comments:

Jeanne said...

Be sure and say "Happy Birthday " to Byron from us too. He looks like a swell little boy...

lizzie said...

That is so awesome! We are so proud of you and what you are doing over there! Bugzie looks so adorable! I just want to see and hold em:) Anyway, we love and miss you so much!!

TIMBO2U said...

That was neat...there are many ways to win others besides just preaching...what a great time you all must have had.

Jason said...

Happy Birthday Byron! What a story! I'm sure you guys will be having plenty more birthday parties :)

Anonymous said...

This is such a great story. I feeling like coming down to visit. :)

us4&nomore said...

Nice to here the update. Sounds like things are going well thats great.

Bethany said...

What a wonderful thing to do! You are so wise to earn trust and establish rapport with the people you are ministering to!