Sorry this post is a little late. Our internet speed at our house has gotten so slow that we can no longer post to our blog or upload pictures from home, so we have to go to a friend's house or the mall to get online.
On the 4th, we got together with the other American missionaries living near us and had a BBQ (this is the one time of the year we don't call it a braai - the South African term for a BBQ.)
We gathered at the Children's Shelter where Lincoln and I used to live and work. Our friends Jeff and Abby still live and work there. Jeff and Abby have 2 jumpy castles they use for children's outreaches and they set them up for the kids to play on.
Kyler and his friend Matthew
Madison and Isabel
Madison, Kyler and Isabel
We can't get fireworks here, so we had to settle for cheap, novelty sparking candles. The candles were Pink, White and Blue, close enough. We lit the candles and sang "The Star Spangled Banner." It was very patriotic ;)
We ended the night with a bonfire. The kids loved it!