It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is already here!
We’re just now coming up for air – the last three months have been busy but good. We promise to send out a blog or two in the next month to get you up-to-date.
Today we will celebrate American Thanksgiving with a group of friends – Americans and Kenyans. We have an early dinner planned since most schedules here in Kijabe follow a normal day. Luke has school (kindergarten) until noon. Thankfully, Maureen and I both have Thursday scheduled as our off / work at home day. Maureen is making mashed potatoes and I’m making my grandfather’s “famous” macaroni pie.
We plan to spend the day remembering all that God has given us – the obvious blessings and the blessings that seem to come with struggles and hardships.
2 Corinthians 3:18 – And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (NIV).
James 1:2-3,12 – 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything . . . . 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (NIV).
We hope and pray that you take the time today to thank God for all that He has done and is doing in your lives.
Also, enjoy your time today wherever you are. We will miss spending time with family and the atmosphere of the season but are thankful for all that God has provided for us here.
Blessed to be serving Him,
Tim, Maureen, Luke & Kate