Many people are wondering what we did for Thanksgiving, so here is a glimpse. Haitians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, for obvious reasons, but all the missionaries in the Les Cayes area got together for a traditional meal, even the Germans and Canadians joined in! It was a beautiful day, and it was the first Thanksgiving that we have ever eaten outside! Turkeys were flown in, thanks to Agape Flights, and we had most of the usual fixings, including mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, rolls, etc. As usual, there was an abundance of food. We spent time reflecting and sharing the blessings in our lives. We are so thankful to be surrounded by many friends, that are becoming our “family” here in Haiti.
These are the 100+ friends we spent thanksgiving with.
We started a new tradition on “Black Friday”. We had a fun, sun-filled day at Port Salut, which even included lobster for lunch! We returned in time for Friday volleyball, then had dinner at the Hotspot with the Gutweins.
As much as we are thankful for the friends that surround us here, we miss our family and friends, and the comforts of our “normal” Thanksgiving traditions. We are thankful for each of you, and are blessed to have you in our lives. We really enjoyed receiving pictures and videos from two different family gatherings. We love and miss each of you. Thank you for remembering us in prayer.