Sunday, December 11, 2011

'Tis the Season for Sweater Festiveness

8:27 PM
This past weekend, my YWAM Orlando family had their annual Sweater Party. This visually stimulating event is 6 years running, and is much anticipated by YWAM staff and family. Last year was my first Sweater Party experience, and I was not prepared for the amount of sweaters, gaudiness, and mustaches. But it was an amazing time. Karl & the Sweater Party Planning Committee, spend countless hours preparing the house for this event, and I'm sure the lights can be seen from miles away. We hand out awards for the best mustache, the most gaudy, the best "out of the box" costume, and the coveted best sweater. But why? Why go through all the effort, the shopping, the time and planning? Because it's our community. YWAM Orlando is like a family. And many don't get to see their family during the holidays, so our staff & students become like a family. So it's our chance to have the biggest, most wonderful, most festive Christmas celebration anyone could ask for. I mean, what's more fun than that?

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Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!