A Guatemalan Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29, 2013

Obviously our day was a little bit different from a Thanksgiving in the states. We missed being with our family, sitting around watching football all day, wearing warm clothes (even though I hate cold weather), and putting up Christmas decorations. 
We enjoyed having people over to share our holiday with, catching a NFL game on our laptop, waking up to perfect weather in the 60's, and hanging a small string of Christmas lights up in our living room. 

Mitch and I hosted our first Thanksgiving meal. Guatemala doesn't celebrate this wonderful day, but we weren't going to let that stop us! We found a turkey in Guatemala City and several other ingredients we needed to make all the Thanksgiving goodies. And pumpkin pie- you can't celebrate the day without it! We had our neighbors and the Pastor's family over for a meal. We enjoyed our feasting and good company. 

Some things we are thankful for this year are:
1. Being in Guatemala- the good days and the hard days  
2. Our family and friends who we miss like crazy. We've both lived away from family since before our twenties, but somehow when you cross borders, it's a little harder to be away. 
3. A car! We are beyond thankful to have a car to get around in and a way to reach the villages! 
4. New friends we are making here in Guatemala. I was a little worried before we moved here that we wouldn't find friends our age, but God has been so good to us and we've already made friends with some great people. 
5. The Father's love, grace, and provision for Mitch and I  
6. And you-our readers, supporters, and prayer partners! 

We hope all of our state-side friends had a fabulous Thanksgiving day! Let's continue to thank the one who is worthy of praise. 

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 118:1 

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