In July, we got to celebrate a baby that will join our mission family this fall. When our families here in West Africa have babies, they typically travel to another country to give birth in a place where we have some medical staff who can help oversee their needs. Where they go depends on where they live and what kind of risks they might face in childbirth. Our friends headed out last week and we can't wait to meet their little guy once the passport and visa dust settles and they get to bring him home. Before they headed out, we hosted a fun time of celebrating with our mission family. With a bit of teamwork, we were able to provide lots of typical shower fun including...
Fun games like a bottle drinking/burping race (I'm pretty sure the Orange Fanta likely helped the burping part!)
There was baby food eating
and speed diapering.
And of course, some gifts for the baby and his big sister.
We are so thankful for our mission family and the friendship they provide to us.