Merry Christmas from the McReynolds Tribe

Next week we head to the other side of Nosy Be to a villa on the beach. Our team will spend Christmas together, mixing up all of our individual Christmas traditions into one big lump of holiday fun. While we all miss our friends and family, we are excited to celebrate the birth of our Savior together and make some new traditions.

As we approach the end of this calendar year, it is hard to believe we have been here 8 months already. Depending on the day, it feels like 8 weeks or 8 years! Here are some photos with updates and prayer requests:

Keely and King Julian

Keely and King Julian

After Kenya, we took a short vacation at a resort on Nosy Be

After Kenya, we took a short vacation at a resort on Nosy Be

 

Family photo from the entrance to the resort restaurant

Family photo from the entrance to the resort restaurant

Sisters enjoying the pool

Sisters enjoying the pool

 

Thanksgiving with the team. We are thankful for this team and ask for prayer for continued team unity

Thanksgiving with the team. We are thankful for this team and ask for prayer for continued team unity

Rebe's Thanksgiving centerpeice included corn, local flowers and lychees!

Rebe’s Thanksgiving centerpiece included corn, local flowers and lychees!

 

Camden and I introduced baseball to the local kids... they love it! Pray for our friends Rivaldo and Franklin, who we have come to love and have a desire to know God

Camden and I introduced baseball to the local kids… they love it! Pray for our friends Rivaldo and Franklin, who we have come to love and have a desire to know God

Rebe and I have become friends with some local guys who play in a band. They are amazing... this is a picture of them playing at the beach just down the road from us

Rebe and I have become friends with some local guys who play in a band. They are amazing… this is a picture of them playing at the beach just down the road from us

 

The guys hang out on our porch... they know nothing of the God of the bible. Please pray for opportunities to share the truth of the gospel with them

The guys hang out on our porch… they know nothing of the God of the bible. Please pray for opportunities to share the truth of the gospel with them

 

Camden

Camden loves hunting chameleons, playing soccer, and feeding his chickens

We have just finished a 2-week intensive language course. Please pray for our continued learning of the Sakalava language and culture

We have just finished a 2-week intensive language course. Please pray for our continued learning of the Sakalava language and culture

Rebe and I want to say thank you, or “misotra,” to all of you who have partnered with us this past year. We are constantly amazed and humbled by the way we are loved and cared for back home. Your prayers and financial support sustain us physically and spiritually during both the highs and the lows of life and ministry here in Madagascar.

Merry Christmas     -Bryan