On Christmas Eve, we took cookies and homemade hot chocolate mix (with instructions written in their language) to all the neighbors we have relationships with.
In our limited language, we told them we were celebrating the birthday of Jesus the Messiah, and we wanted to share something with them.
Part of that sharing, included a notecard with Luke 2:10-11 written on it.
I'm so grateful for Kylie and Karis for doing all of those for me.
One bonus was that I had two dishes to return to a lady as well, so I stacked them inside each other, filled them up with "puppy chow," fudge, and cookies, and called it done.
During the last week of school, during exams, the kids also took their teachers homemade hot chocolate mix in zip lock bags they had decorated. The ones below must have been for the neighbors though, because they are not written in English.
I'm "real" smart, huh?
And these are the instructions telling them how to mix it with hot water or add it to a cup of coffee.
I must say that when I moved here, I thought I would NEVER learn the alphabet or how to read, but I'm surprising myself every day. I'm not as good as my kids, but I can read/recognize 90% of the alphabet now.
Older minds can still do a few things....