"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Friday, November 23, 2012

A thanksgiving feast...

Our first thanksgiving in Uganda...
...hanging on to many established family traditions (Eric's favorite jello salad, green bean casserole, taking turns choosing a hymn and declaring our thanks aloud, pumpkin pie, apple pie...even sparkling cidar!)
...making of new traditions (killing our turkey...need I say more??)
...virginia reel in the lantern light (so.much.fun)
...remembering our old friends that often joined us in past years (Jolings, Doornenbals, Neffs, Koens, Hodges, Matt and Ivon...I'm sure I'm forgetting more...we miss you!!)
...giving of thanks for our new friends that joined us (The Magalas!)
...living in "two worlds" (an American Holiday in a new country)
...ever seeing the shadow-like nature of those two worlds
...setting our eyes on our heavenly feast to come


  1. Love the picture of H...glad you guys had fun! Missing you all!!!!

  2. Great photos! And what a lovely Thanksgiving you had. :-)

  3. A dear Saint from church gave us your blog link. Our family has been praying for yours since our Pastor first mentioned to us about your family's willingness to go to Uganda. I think it was last Spring we heard of you. We will continue to labor in prayer for your family and the people of Uganda. God Bless Each of You.