Thanksgiving, though a warmer holiday than usual, was still filled with festivities and excitement for those of us on South. A good three weeks before the day, a sign-up was posted for what dishes people wanted to make (for those cooking-inclined, not me..with no knowledge of the the kitchen) so the needed ingredients could be ordered in time. A shocking number of people signed up to make food and so we had a FEAST of grand proportions. The cooks humored us (clearly Thanksgiving is not celebrated there) and cooked 3 good sized turkeys with two types of stuffing. Student contributions included more stuffing, several types of mashed potatoes and gravies, several types of sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, brussel sprouts, cranberry, dinner rolls, some kind of Jewish bread, salad, and MANY kinds of dessert. (Clearly people wanted to take advantage of the apparently-unlimited ordering of sweets). We had a ton of pies (many pumpkin, some berry), individual apple tarts, and individual caramel/chocolate chip pies. So much food! And since it was a regular school/research day for us, this big meal was for dinner... which meant no one wanted to go to bed. Aimee and I decided to take a LONG walk to make up for it and on the way through town some locals made some joking comments about if we enjoyed our turkey and stuffing. We ended up walking past town out by the airport where the lights were few and the stars were unlimited. It was absolutely gorgeous and put in perspective as we knew it was only a week until we would leave for home, back to our respective cities and away from this wide-open island.
I decided to include some more recent pictures I took of the center so you can picture a little more of where I was living;).
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.