Thank you so much to those of you who prayed for the early Thanksgiving dinner I organized for international students on Wednesday night. It went amazingly well, by the grace of God. The food all came together well and we had plenty of leftovers, the help from church people was awesome, and my turkey (Don Carlos) tasted great. I’ll post a photo documentary of his
life preparation to be eaten next, as the journey from the store to the soup pot is amusing.
We had between 55 and 60 people there, and my guess is that around 10 of them were international students from the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Australia. We ate dinner, had a little educational time about Thanksgiving (did you know that the Pilgrims weren’t really the first?), and watched Charlie Brown Thanksgiving to finish the evening.
I hope that it was a good beginning. Several people from church said, “Sign me up for next time!” as they left, and I hope that if we do it again next year, more American students will have an international friend to personally invite.
The second Thanksgiving was yesterday with Shawn and Candi and their families. It was delicious, and after dinner we did a putting tournament and horseshoes tournament. Jenni came too, and even though she has never played even miniature golf before, got 2nd place and several hole-in-1s. Crazy! Candi and I beat our opponents in horseshoes in the longest game of horseshoes ever. We conceded the championship to the team we would have played to avoid the pain of another game. 🙂
The third Thanksgiving was last night after the sad ASU game. A bunch of people from Chi Alpha decided to eat leftovers together after the game, so I had a little more turkey and pumpkin pie. We couldn’t talk about the game, but it was fun to hang out together in the midst of the mourning.
Yeah for Thanksgiving and so many things to be thankful for!