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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. The Lord asks us to constantly live with an attitude of thanksgiving but there's nothing wrong with taking some extra time to reflect on His mercies amongst family and friends. I hope everyone has a great day!

My friends and family have asked how I will be spending this American holiday. Although our long term volunteer staff is made up of 3 Americans, 1 Irish, and 1 Canadian, with an extra bonus of 2 short term volunteers from New Zealand we will still most definitely be celebrating....Just not today.

I'll be spending the day at the hospital with our children who need to be seen at the ARV clinic. I will be there with 4 kids and will have the help of 3 nannies. For those of you who've helped with these clinic days in the past you know that collecting medication, consulting with doctors, and getting lab work done is an all day affair. We all decided that it would make more sense and be far more relaxing to recreate Thanksgiving this coming Sunday. We will bake 2 pumpkin pies (one gluten-free and one regular) and we will most definitely cook a turkey. Agape, the missions organization that ships our mail and supplies, provided us with all the ingredients to prepare a traditional feast. I'm looking forward to cooking!

I hope you all have a great day! Special love to my family in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia - I'll be thinking of you all day! :)

"Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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