Here are some photos of the Christmas program for the children in Vlashi. Many thanks to Arjan, Mersin, Genti, Shpresa and Mandi for their help in presenting the Christmas story with the villagers.
Or I should say, “Slider”. The path from the club to the village school is a 45 degree walkway for cows and shepherds that winds between mountain bushes. One of the many perils of not being a shepherd or a said beast with four legs is being an American with only two legs because without a doubt the American will fall and…enough said. I’ve included pictures of the children’s descent from school to our kid’s club meeting and then another picture of the aftermath of my descent with gravity. Other than the mud, I had to succumb to the jesting and laughter of the men at the bottom of the hill. The men were gracious enough to clean my stains from both mud and pride (much like the new TSA clearance rules for traveling). In this case it pays to be a cow.