Traditionally, children go to bed on the 5th of January with the hope that the Three Kings who brought presents to Jesus will bring something to them. The Dominican government moved the celebration to the 10th of January this year. Because I can get the most help on Saturdays, we decided to have the big general party in Cercadillo today. I just returned home and I’m beat!
Somewhere between 150 and 160 preschool and elementary age children came. We showed the movie “Finding Nemo” and each child received a little bag of school supplies, a small toy, cookies and juice. Overall the children were well behaved and my faithful workers Brigida, Rafaelina and Daniel were invaluable help, as well as some of the women of the village.
On Monday afternoon we will have two more parties: one for preschoolers and one for elementary age children who are regular attenders in our Sunday programming. Stay tuned for Three Kings Day – Round Two!