In true NPH Family fashion, the six Seattle Institute students threw a Christmas party to share the season with their community of support in the Northwest.
Inviting past volunteers, mentors, staff, homestays and friends, the Seattle students planned a night of fun, games, and a delicious menu featuring tamales and pupusas, both Latin American specialties. Generously hosted at the Martinez family home in West Seattle, the night began with the traditional singing of the Posadas, inviting all of theguests to reenact Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to rest in Bethlehem. From there, the students led rotating games and activities, from cookie decorating and pin the nose on Rudolf, to floating apple-eating competitions and lime-hop relay races. And it would not have been the same without the homemade Christmas photo booth!
Everyone who gathered was able to see and feel the love, joy and generosity of the season that our NPH Family shares with us so well. Thank you to Darich, Darlyn, Ever, Farid, Maria and Yomara for preparing such a wonderful evening and sharing your traditions and Christmas spirit with us.
Donna Egge, Director of Family Services shares a message from the NPH International Family Services Team, “We wish our global NPH family a true season of Christmas, celebrating the love of family and friends, pequeños and pequeñas, staff in the offices and homes, volunteers and directors, wherever you are! We are ever grateful for each one of you and wish you the deep joy that the birth of Jesus brings to each one of our hearts.”