December in Review

Praise the Lord that we had multiple opportunities to spread the joy of Christ’s birth this Christmas! This post is packed with Christmas celebrations and outreaches that took place throughout the month. Thank you to everyone who played a part in making all of this happen through dedicating your time to help with or participating in each event! Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Da Nang 2017 – December 2nd and 3rd

The 6th annual Merry Christmas Da Nang was a wonderful way to present the meaning of Christmas to our city! In the words of one of our new sponsors, there was an “amazing abundance of talent out there and the Christmas Spirit in all its Glory!”
Over the two days, about two thousand people experienced the Christmas message.  The choir was even invited to sing at the Tree Lighting Ceremony for the Pullman Resort, so many others were able to hear and sing along with the Christmas worship. May His Name be praised throughout the earth!  Thank you to every person that put time, energy, money, and prayer into making this year’s performance a glorious gift!

 

6th Annual Expat Women’s Christmas Party – December 9th

If a picture says a thousand words, then this video will tell the whole story of how much fun the ladies had at their Christmas party!

Youth Christmas Party – December 16th

There was a great turn-out of 12 teenagers coming to celebrate Christmas with some homemade food, Christmas games, and two fun gift exchanges!

Marriage Matters Christmas Party – December 16th

Our couples shared the marriage advice that can be taken from the relationship of Mary and Joseph. They also had fun releasing their inner children through some exciting games!

Love Da Nang Children’s Party Outreach – December 23rd

DIF provides financial support to partner with Danang Charity Association in providing monthly life skills classes for a group of seriously disabled children. This Christmas we were able to throw a party for the kids and give the family gifts of food essentials to help them celebrate in this joyous season.

Christmas Eve Farmer’s Market – December 24th

DIF took part in the monthly HealthyFarm Farmer’s Market, which happened to be on Christmas Eve. We spread Christmas joy by giving out Christmas cards, candy canes, warm apple drink, and cookies. This market is an opportunity to the reach out and bless the expat and local community, that we plan to continue for the coming months.

 

Christmas Eve Celebration at DIF – December 24th

Our church family had a wonderful celebration for the conclusion of the Christmas sermon series, “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas”. The morning began with a time of fellowship over coffee, juice, and Christmas goodies, followed by a worship service welcoming the Father to come join us. With the help of our youngest DIF members, Lead Pastor Cindy Brewer presented a message reviewing the aspects of Waiting, Watching, Wondering, and Welcoming. Christ has come, and that is worthy of all of our celebration!

God has been glorified this holiday season!