Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings 2006-2008



Christmas Greetings 2006

Dear  friends,

So it is time to greet you and your loved ones. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  

While news and tv screens fill our senses with tragedies brought about by violence, war and natural calamities in many parts of the world, we look forward to a time of peace, a time of love and reconciliation. The message of Christmas that brings light and hope to a weary and dark world, has up to this time, retained its meaning. We all need the message of love for peace and justice in our world. The birth of Jesus in a manger is an unforgettable image that the Lord has dwelt among us even in the most desperate situation. But Christmas is also a season of joy especially when we greet each other and continue to keep the bond between us in love and hope. We wish you and all your loved ones a joyous and blessed  Christmas  and prosperous new year 2007. May the new year open us to be used as God`s instrument of love and peace.  

It is time to update you about our situation here in Denmark. Anna who is now 19 years old finished her HF studies and decided to have a break from school. Right now she is working in a gasoline station, hoping to earn for a possible trip around the world. She is hoping also to find a project in Asia where she can work as a volunteer. Jenny is now on her first year Gymnasium. The program runs for three years. She is also working like Anna. She is hoping that after three years, she can work as a volunteer for street children. She had had a paper on street children in Latin America and which has inspired her to do something concrete. Maya is at a Boarding School in  Odder. She is happy to be there. It is a private school. She comes home once or twice in a month. After this school year, she intends to do gymnasium studies in Haderslev. This means that she will live with us again. Philip is still wild with football. We have often his friends in the house. He can also go to them. His best friend is a Muslim boy from Afghanistan. Jens is still heading the accounting department of the Mission House. On top of Jens hectic schedule, he also is the one giving full time attention to the six year old  boy, who is now staying with us. Bastian is a son to Jens`s sister. I continue teaching in a Public School in Kolding. There are many new demands in school which make the schedule so tight. I continue to teach in music, English, religious studies and art. In my spare time, I paint and exhibit my paintings in a number of churches and use my sales of the paintings for a project in my home island.  

There is much to talk about. But I am sure you are busy this time and reading a very long letter maybe not  be so welcomed. Let me stop now. And hope to hear from you. Or thank you for your Christmas greetings.  

God bless you and keep you.  

Sincerely yours, 

Elizabeth, Jens, Anna, Jenny, Maya and Philip .  
 

Christmas Greetings 2008


                                        Christmas  Greetings 2008

December 14, 2008  

Dear  friends,  

You are special. You are well remembered  as one of those who should receive this letter for updates and best wishes during this busy month of December.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This is our special wish for you and for all your loved ones. Christmas is a special season to bind us together in love and hope, in recollection and introspection, a season for common celebration in the birth of the Saviour Lord Jesus. May this Christmastide bring us all more joy, love, hope and faith even in the midst of darkness engulfing countries and nations as individuals and communities. May the message of love and peace of Christ Jesus ring to all places in spite of the horror and pain brought about by natural calamities, human cruelty and violence and the global economic crises.   

Let this season be time for regaining strength, renewing faith, and revitalizing visions.   

Let me update you with the family situation. Jenny, the second girl in the family left for Australia last Thursday. She is travelling with two good friends. They are visiting an Australian friend, who was once an exchange student in their school in Denmark. This is the first time that one in the family is out during this special season. We miss Jenny very much. She will come home in the middle of January and will prepare her next trip to Honduras where she will work as volunteer for the street children for half a year.  Jenny has prepared herself for this trip as she took Spanish as a subject in school and she got 12 grade as the highest mark one can get. I am also amazed how in a short period she is able to speak and write in Spanish. I think it’s because she is very much motivated to make this journey and volunteer work in Honduras (Latin America). She has worked hard to secure tickets for these trips.   

Anna has now moved from Kolding to Haderslev. She is busy with three small jobs while waiting for the opening of the next school year for further studies. She comes to visit us once in a while and it is good to have her visits. 

Maya who is now 17 years old is on her second year in the gymnasium. She is very busy with her studies. She has got many friends that most of her week-ends are filled with busy activities. Philip, the youngest in the family, is out of town, as he is in a boarding school in Odder. He comes home once or twice in a month and otherwise, he is happy about her life in the Boarding School. Our little boy, Bastian, who is the nephew of Jens is now 8 years old. He continues to grow as a happy child and an intelligent one. He brings joy in the house, an additional duty, but he has become very much a part of the family.  

Jens and I are in our the same world of busy life, a life simply altered by some invitations to parties and some visits. I continue my job as a teacher in a Public School, teaching five subjects like English, music, religion, history and art. Jens continues to head the accounting office of the mission organizations in town. We join in three church fellowships in Kolding and Christiansfeld. And now and then I go out to exhibit my paintings with themes on Christian faith in churches and other public places. Our family and I will be joining the International Worship for the Christmas Eve where I will be singing. The decorating in the house is not yet finished.

Our holiday begins on the 23rd of December until the 4th of January. It is good time to visit and invite friends and time to be with the family. 

May this Christmas holiday be a relaxing and joyful time for all of us. And may Christ, the Lord, be praised in our midst.  

Love, 

Elizabeth for Jens, Anna, Jenny, Maya and Philip ,Anna, Maya and Philip

        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

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20.09 | 13:16

I think I should also spend time writing poems in Danish. For quite a period of time, I have only concentrated on writing poems in English.

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08.03 | 09:55

Kære Elizabeth - du rørte mig med din tekst om at overleve gennem kunsten. Jeg kender det selv som en delvis fremmed med udenlandsk opvækst. Vi ses i Simonpete

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Fantastisk smuk hjemmeside.

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Super flort hjemmeside
jeg er hel vil ned dine hjemmeside :)

jeg har også selv en men det kun med tegninger :)
kig forbi og huske og skriv i GB lige som jeg gør nu :)

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