Christmas at the Lighthouse Project

This year on Christmas Eve we had two parties to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a Christmas meal with our friends at the Lighthouse Project. It has become our tradition to stay open on December 24th which is the day that Christmas is celebrated in El Salvador. For many of those we serve, we are the only family that they have, and our center is the only place they go for a Christmas celebration.

We had a great time giving special recognition to those members of our programs that have stepped up to serve this year, Jon shared a Christmas message, we handed out Christmas gifts, and enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner. Our two seatings were a success, and our whole family had a great time serving together.

Thank you so much to all of our donors, and our volunteers. It took a team to get gifts for everyone, wrap them, serve Christmas dinner, do set-up and clean up, and spend time praying for the events to be a success. We couldn’t do any of it without our national and international team of supporters. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate Christmas for those on the streets of San Salvador!

Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve at the Lighthouse Project:

IMG_5747 All ready to go!

IMG_5748Ian and Tori were a great help!

IMG_5750 IMG_5753 IMG_5755 Santa’s Helpers!

IMG_5760 IMG_5766We have great staff and volunteers!

IMG_5770 IMG_5776 Having fun in the game room.

IMG_5778 IMG_5787 A few people shared what the Lighthouse Project has meant in their lives this year.

IMG_5791 IMG_5800 Certificates and gifts for those within the program who are helping to volunteer and give back.

IMG_5806 IMG_5794 IMG_5809 Jon shared a Christmas message from the Bible and took some time to pray with everyone before lunch was served.

IMG_5813 IMG_5825 IMG_5833 IMG_5834Everyone was stuffed!

IMG_5840IMG_5841Our volunteers did a great job serving the meal!

IMG_5849 IMG_5856Tori and Ian helped hand out the gifts.

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