Tuesday, December 04, 2007


"O LORD, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will give thanks to Thy name;
for Thou has worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness."
Isaiah 25:1
Thanksgiving is a great time for us to remember all the ways that God has provided for us this year and all the many blessings. We are so undeserving and yet He blesses us in so many ways. Even the hard times are opportunities for growth and maturity. We spent the day with our wonderful friends Joseph and Blythe who invited us to spend the day with them and their family. It was a wonderful time and a beautiful traditional thanksgiving meal.

Here are some things that we were thankful for this year:

A good, bible teaching church
Answered prayers
Those in New Zealand who have cared for us financially
Family in New Zealand who care for us
Wonderful friends
Christs death on the cross for our sins
Rock Creek Stables
Having christian parents
Being able to spend time at the recreation center
A godly husband and four wonderful children
Jesus and the Bible
Guitar lessons

Thanksgiving Dinner at Seminary

This year we were involved in a dinner at seminary for international families. The children had to dress as pilgrims and do a small skit, one of many put on throughout the meal. The purpose being that the new international students would feel welcome to seminary and would learn something about this American holiday. Unfortunately Joel was sick with a virus that night and was unable to play his part but the others enjoyed taking part. We also helped with the decorations and organising the night. It was a great opportunity to meet other international students.