It is a pleasure to send you a little Christmas
It seems that the time between two "Christmases"
become shorter and shorter, but it is a common experience
since one gets older ...?
We are all well, and
the past year has been a good year for us all. Although
we are seniors, the days are filled with various activities.
The grandchildren are visiting us every day, its very
nice. Likewise we are often together with our children
and in-laws, as they lives nearby.
18 years and is the happy owner of driver's license,
and not to forget Maria, his great love from Island
!! He goes last year in high school.
is now 16, and takes the first year of the high school.
They are both paticipation in the youth environment
in the church of Betania.
is eleven years and Celine nine years. In the same house
as us lives Gabriel, 7 years, and Taina, 9 years. In
Sandvika, Oslo lives Leila, 5 years old, and Ava who
is 2.5 years, with their parents, Hosna and Ariel. In
addition, we expect a new grandchild in February. There
is much joy with these grandchildren!
Rudolf worked quite a bit in the anesthesia department
at the Larvik hospital. It's great to meet colleagues,
and maintain such a part of anesthesia knowledge. Brit
Lajla has had a few guards on medical outpatient clinic.
is a fair amount of work in
relation to projects
in Paraguay (on behalf
of the mision-office PYM), and in the congregation.
In February we
went to Paraguay. The
first week we visited friends around. Then
we traveld two weeks
with teachers from
Telemark, Norway. Having
been around in Asuncion, we
headed east to the
big waterfalls, Foz
do Iguazu. It's
always great to get there !!
(see the video fro Foz do Iguazu). We then went
Encarnacion to visit the
Jesuit ruins. Jesuits (Catholic Mission) had
a great work there
on 1600 - 1700's, but
had to give up it all, and
after them there
are many cities abandoned in
the jungle ...
went to the north, up to Pedro
Juan Caballero, on the boder of Brazil.
Northern Paraguay is quite
hilly and beautiful. On tour
back to Asuncion, we
visited the town Chore, and there was
a inauguration of a
large church. The inauguration was
also a great musical
see something from the traveling in the videos..
group returned home to Norway, we
took the bus to Brazils border
(Foz do Yguazu), and from
there we fly to Northern Brazil, to a
town called Joao Pessoa, where
we have some friends. It
was great to get there, and
pleasant to meet
In the summer we
had a few trips around the eastern
Norway. we visited
friends and some camps.
places we always meets friends from near
and far, which is nice.
We had a great summer and
autumn with good and
In December Taina and Celine participated
in a big production in
Bølgen Kulturhus. There
was about 600 kids participating.
will celebrate together with
our children, in-laws and
grandchildren. It is very
We wish you
all a merry Christmas and
a happy new year with a this
words (Bible) from Zechariah praise:
Through the tender mercy of
our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited
us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in
the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way
Leila and Ava
Celine on the showe in Bølgen Kulturhus
Rosi and Ruben in Spain
and David in London
films from our travel in 2014: