We love celebrating holidays and making new family traditions and always have. The first holiday that we have had the pleasure of celebrating here in Congo was the very green holiday of Saint Patrick’s Day. As you might suspect, there is not a great number of people of Irish heritage here in DRCongo. How did the Shaw’s celebrate you ask? I will tell you.
We donned our green clothing and headed off to church to start the day. It was the first day of the new Children’s Church ministry we are helping start. We did not try and share our love of the Leprechauns with the Congolese kids, but once we returned home from church it was on. Our meal was as green as we could get it. We had green scrambled eggs, green chocolate pancakes, and fresh limeade. The bacon was delicious and not green. We looked-up our Irish Leprechaun names and sent the kids on a treasure hunt to find some golden, Ferro Roche chocolates at the end of the rainbow.
The Shaw’s are not particularly Irish but our ties to the United States and the things that make us who we are have come with us to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Renee’s advance #3022491
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Nick and Renee Shaw
C/O United Methodist New Life Center
PO Box 20219