- November 3. Separation Day (from Colombia).
- November 4. Flag Day
- November 5. Colon Day
- November 10. "Primer Grito de Independencia de la Villa de los Santos" The uprising in the Villa de los Santos against Spain.
- November 28. Independence Day (from Spain).
- December 8. Mothers' Day.
- December 25. Christmas.
The kids only go to school one full week in November and one in December. It's actually been nice for them to be out of school. They were able to work with us last week when the Oklahoma team was here, and yesterday we were able to enjoy a family day!
Today is Veteran's Day in the U.S. We are thankful for everyone who has or is serving our country through the armed forces. Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Although it's not an official holiday here in Panama, it is increasingly becoming a day that is celebrated - especially among Christians. I hope you are reflecting on all of the blessings you have in your life. Our family is certainly blessed beyond measure.
If you have made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life, you truly have the greatest blessing. It is a blessing in your life now, but also for eternity. If you haven't made this important decision, what better time than now to take this step? To accept this free gift, all that is necessary is to believe that Jesus died for you, repent of your sins, and make Jesus #1 in your life. I promise this will be the greatest decision you ever make and your life will never be the same.
See John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9, Ephesians 2:4-6, Ephesians 2:8-9