Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving




Happy Thanksgiving from the Dark Continent! We are having a huge dinner tonight for 13th Floor, C-Kruis staff and other friends of the ministry. Rachel is preparing the turkey and potatos. We are also having stuffing and pies and vegies and mac and cheese, the whole deal. There are going to be about 70 people tonight and I hope things go well. Last year Rach and I went to my dads for Thanksgiving and I almost choaked to death. I wonder how many choking deaths occur on Thanksgiving. I bet its high. With all the dry turkey and stuff, whatever. Also, there is no football here on Thanksgiving because it will have not been played yet due to time differences. Bummer.
I hope that in this time of Thanksgiving we all take time to really see how blessed we are. On my way to work in the mornings I drive by a township called Nellmapius and to see how poor these people are really opens my eyes to the blessings that we have. Just something to remember because it is so rare in America to see poverty on a daily basis. I hope you all have a great day and enjoy some football for me and remember to chew your turkey ALOT. Cheers.

Chris

3 comments:

Jana Hunter said...

Hi my loves!
Hey, Chris, has Rachel gotten magic powers lately? It must be cool to float above an oven like that!! I hope you guys are having Thanksgiving at the camp! I can't see 70 people at your place!
Tamara and I are having our own little Thanksgiving feast today. Tamara got a Kilo of turkey last night at the grocery store. Unfortunately, when she turned around, she found that the guy had SLICED it! She just finished making some home made egg nog. We are having Pat, Leslie, and maybe Michelle over at 5.
I love you guys!!
Mum

Jani said...

My dear friends, wow I was thinking of you yesterday and was praying that you would enjoy your first Thanksgiving in SA! I missed seeing you guys and i have to say i give thanks for you 2! Thank you for giving you lives & time to our country. Martin & I ate with MD and Allyson and his parents. Allyson is 8 months pregnant... It is cold in Joplin, i hope you guys are planning a fun December vacation!!!!
Ek is lief vir julle
Jani

Suzy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, you guys! We miss you so much. It would have been super fun to take you to the Macy's Parade with us. You know that you two are our favorite "travel companions!" love, suzy & tim