It's been a busy Christmas party week at the airport! Monday night the kids did their school Christmas program--at the hangar. They all did a great job!
That's Hannah, second from left in the front row, Hudson third from right in the front row, and Britton right behind Hudson.
Hannah on the far left, Hudson third from right.
Britton in the blue.
Wednesday night their was a Christmas party in the airport proper--over in the passenger terminal. It's the first time ever that the minority Christian employees at the airport were allowed to have a Christmas celebration there. MAF was invited, along with all of the local Indonesian churches in the area. Several other MAFers and I attended...it was a really neat event both for the significance of what it represented, as well as the sermon and singing.
Then on Saturday night we had the MAF staff (Western and Indonesian staff) Christmas party in our hangar. (Below).
Here the pilots & mechanics and their wives were singing a song, while in the background a few hundred feet away a 737 was roaring down the runway on takeoff. Those sideways light streaks in the darkness just above the center tables--those are the lights from the plane as it screamed past, completely drowning out anything and everything that was being sung for the next 30 seconds. Well, hey, at least the electricity stayed on this time! And that's something that we certainly don't take for granted! :)
This is already shaping up to be another busy week, but we look forward to remembering and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, this weekend! More later.