Monday, November 27, 2006

Give Thanks











We are so grateful that God provides a family for us wherever he takes us. Here in Arizona, the chapel community has embraced us as ohana--family--and for that, we are truly grateful. :)

We enjoyed having The Ground Floor (ministry for young airmen) community come over for Thanksgiving Day. It made me feel at home with all the people milling about. :) Hey, and I didn't have to cook any of the 3 birds (Well, I did make shoyu chicken in addition to them, though.).

Every place we move to makes us miss the people we used to celebrate with in the past: family in Vermont & Hawai'i, the Hospitality House family, our international family in the Kentuckiana area (especially Jian & Jill), & our Crossroads to the Nations family. However, we are constantly awed by God's provision to allow us to serve him in another part of his family whenever he takes us away to a new place.

3 comments:

AJMP said...

I actually know that word - Ohana! (from this korean food brand...>_<)It was so much fun!! Great food, too.

The Mrs. said...

I'm wondering if you could help provide name/address or organization that sends packages to soldiers or army chaplains?! I've commented to you before that our church is studying chaplains with our preschoolers this month, and we would like to bake cookies and send them along with other things. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks! The Mrs. e-mail: unicorn_n_ohio@yahoo.com Sorry to take up soo much space with this...

:) lisa said...

Wow! You outdid us with your spread! As I counted, we have more siblings gone than here, so it was a quiet (well, as quiet as you can get with 3 teens, a pre-teen, 6 going on 30, almost 16 month old, and almost 1 month old) and pretty restful this year. We had two birds, one, well, a little blackened on it's bottom, and the other golden brown. Both tasted great! Glad that you had family to give thanks with. Miss you!