Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well another Thanksgiving has come.

We are very thankful for the many blessings we have, especially in Okinawa. We are able to get some things that were hard to come by in mainland Japan: Turkey, cranberry sauce and gravy, for starters.

The past couple years we celebrated at the Ruiz's home. This year, however, things were a little different. It was last January that Pastor Tom started the church here in Ginowan City. In the 11 months, the church has grown to where it would be much too crowded in their home. So this year we had Thanksgiving at the church.

It was a blast! With three turkeys and more pies than Sara Lee, we were prepared to feed the masses. And many folks came: 60 or 70 people at least. The cool thing was that many of them were first time visitors! Hopefully they will come back for church service.

While it was a day filled with food and fun, Pastor Tom gave a Gospel presentation as well.

We were so busy stuffing ourselves that we didn't take too many pictures. But here is one of an icebreaker game.

Photo courtesy e3missions

1 comment:

B in Kyushu said...

Wow! You guys are all wearing t-shirts! I wonder what that feels I am freezing, bundled up in layers!