A Surprise Party!!

 

We have said it before, but we’ll say it again- God has truly given us family-like friends here in Taiwan. Last Sunday night was another example of just how blessed we are. Our friends conspired together to throw us an early surprise birthday party. Our housemates returned to England this week, and they wanted to celebrate with us before they left, hence the reason for having the party 4 weeks before our actual birthday. We thought we were going to have a dinner with them, and another couple who are dear friends, but when we got to the place we were greeted by 30 of our closest friends shouting and singing “Happy Birthday!”

The night was full of fun-together we played a quiz game to see how well our friends knew us, there was a ton of delicious food and drinks, and the biggest surprise of all was that our friends all joined together and gave us a gift called “Erich and Kel’s Vacation Fund” in which they contributed enough money to send us away on a real vacation (I say “real” because usually due to time and finances we just spend a night or two away somewhere on island). But, due to their generosity we are going to Boracay, Philippines for 5 days at the end of July!! I’m already so excited for this time we’ll get to have to rest, un-wind, re-charge, and just have fun together! God is so good to us!! 

Check out the video below to see the ‘surprise’:

 

Surprise Birthday Brunch Video

Dear Friends,

Yesterday morning we had a surprise birthday brunch for our housemate and dear friend, Hannah. She thought the plan was that the 5 of us (herself, her husband, Niall, baby Eden, Erich, and I) were going out for brunch at an American diner to celebrate, but little did she know while she was getting baby Eden fed and ready, a house-full of friends showed up to surprise her. It was a great morning of being together with friends and celebrating Hannah’s special day, and not a bad way to start off a new week! You can see her reaction below. Enjoy! 😀

For His Glory,
Erich and Kelley

Joyce and Hannah
The gang waiting quietly for Hannah to appear