For the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s), we went to the Hoffmans’ to fellowship, break bread together, and continue in reaching out to the neighbors and community around us. Over the past few months, we have met many neighbors living in Zanesville and have been able to minister to some of their needs. It has been a great opportunity to learn more about the people in this area and how we can best serve them with the love of Christ.
In the video below, you can see us and the Hoffmans playing Hedbanz and other games, as well as the younger kids playing in the leaves near Thanksgiving time. The last picture in the video is of me, Miss Erin, and Tanner knitting. Recently, I taught my two youngest brothers and Miss Erin how to knit. When we are sitting around and talking, a few of us will pull out our crocheting/knitting projects and work on it.
It snowed a few times in December, which provided many opportunities for snow-fun! We constructed caves and forts, had snowball fights, and sledded. Aiden and Mason made a huge walk-in cave with Mt. Rushmore-esque heads on the side of it. We woke up on Christmas day to many inches of snow, piled up and ready for us to play in. It’s fun to play in the snow, but getting our truck de-snowed was a bit of work which we are not used to. Two of the Hoffman kids (4 and 2 years old) enjoyed sledding with us down their side hill. We also had a fun time sledding in the RV park where we are staying. Although we have experienced snow before for fun, short outings, this is the first time we have been living in it.