Wednesday, November 30, 2016


I thank my God in all my remembrance of you Philippians 1:3

I'll be honest. The only reason why I knew the Thanksgiving holiday was coming up is because it said so on the calendar. It is so warm here and so weird to think that now Christmas is right around the corner. I feel like I am forever stuck in the month of August. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the weather!! It is just so strange from what I am used to. 

We trust that  you all had a fantastic thanksgiving with friends and family. While ours was anything but "normal", we sure did have a great time celebrating with our new family here at CSC and then again with new friends in their home :) We were able to enjoy turkey and all of the fixings twice! One of the highlights was having some of the kids from the shelter join us. There was a coloring contest and the winner in each grade level was able to come and enjoy dinner with us. This is the first time they had many of the things we served. My favorite was watching them try pickles  Pickles of all thing lol. They had no idea what it was and they thought they were very salty and sour. I have posted a few photos of their reactions below :) Another thing that was fun was to go up to the shelter and watch as they put on a little Thanksgiving Day assembly. Obviously Thanksgiving is not a holiday that is celebrated here by everyone so they had school but they did learn about the American history with the pilgrims and the indians and were also able to enjoy a few games. Our kids are starting to fit in really well and joined in on the festivities as well. We are very grateful that they are included in many of the extra actives. What a blessing! 

We did take some time to stop and remember a lot of you and thank our God for the beautiful blessing you all are in our lives. We are so grateful to you, our friends and family, for your continued support both prayerfully and financially. Without you we would not be able to do what we are doing here. We have been blessed by all of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love. We love you all so much! Enjoy a few Thanksgiving day pictures below!! 

The toddlers came to watch the Thanksgiving program at school too

Games at the Children of Hope School

A fun visitor on Thanksgiving

The coloring contest winners

Thanksgiving Day selfie

Not a fan of pickles

Pickles are sour

The whole gang

Not a fan of pickles

Eating turkey is so exhausting 

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