Sadly, there was a death in the family back in Africa during the Christmas season... in fact, the news arrived on the morning of the day we had a big Christmas celebration planned. The gathering was cancelled in order to create space for supporting the Ngelelos in their grieving process. After the mourning rituals were completed, Dad explained that it was ok to 'receive joy again' so he invited us to come over to visit. We shared food and shared with them their Christmas gifts. It was a wonderful afternoon together. They were extremely happy and grateful for everything. THANK YOU to the many volunteers, community donors (near and far) and to all of the Refuge4All Sponsor Group members who made this 'first Christmas experience' possible.