Our branch had a Christmas activity/party on the afternoon of the 24th and the Primary was asked a week earlier to provide something for the "show".
Angela and Time were chosen to play Mary and Joseph.
Sister Nora Banda read the Christmas story from the New Testament while carols played in the background.
The perfect costume for girls or boys - the "chitenge" or
2-meter piece of cloth that a Malawian woman wraps around her body.
The baby Jesus is represented by a rag doll that the branch president keeps in his office and is wrapped in a blue towel, lying in a "manger".
Okay, shepherds and angels, "are you ready?"
We had many, many shepherds, some even holding babies.
Note the shepherd's staff (the meetinghouse broom).
The star is getting ready for her debut!
Isn't she a perfect star!
The Wise Men
The gifts on the floor: hand sanitizer, perfume, and a few kwacha coins
Most of the young children under nine do not speak English but I think everyone understood the very special story we were telling that day.