It’s almost Christmas. The stuff is piling up. This morning in my Youth Ministry class, I tried to cheer up my students by telling them that this is the last weekend of the quarter. The following weekend there will be no more homework or tests. If we can all just get through this weekend. I am preaching at church this weekend, and I haven’t had any great inspiration yet. I am still praying and waiting on God, but I’d love to be finished with the sermon. Tomorrow, I have no classes, so maybe then I will hear something.

Today we went to the mall to shop for a gift for an 8 year old girl who lives in an orphanage here in Mexico City. Janell goes to a Bible study every Thursday, and tomorrow they are having a party with the children from the orphanage, too. So, we got her some stuff. Janell is also busy baking today. We are giving baked goods as gifts. Saturday is a missionary Christmas get-together with all the missionaries from Mexico City. It should be fun. We sure are busy! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!