We had several things planned for the week of Thanksgiving. Thankfully, we had a family from California call a couple of weeks before to say that they wanted to come and help us!! Yay! ( I was beginning to wonder how we were going to pull this off- by that I mean cooking for at least 75 people- on our own.)
In that same week, we got an email from a church in Mississippi that said they were sending money to help cover the cost of buying the food!!! Thank You Jesus!!!
|Getting organized and sorting everything out!|
|Yummy pumpkin pie!|
|Doesn't that turkey look good?|
|Getting everything set up in the village of Chuichu|
|It's almost time for everyone to arrive!!|
|Service with a smile :)|
|Some of the youth from First Pima also came with us to serve!|
Dinner under the stars :)
We also passed out backpacks (donated from a church in KY) and some school supplies.
One awesome night down, but more to go....
|Ella and her new buddy, Charlotte, were such big help in setting up the tables.|
|Dinner at First Pima!|
On Thanksgiving day, we visited the Caring House (kind of like a nursing home). What a blessed time we had spending Thanksgiving with people that would usually have spent the day alone!!
|Ella and Charlotte (with the help of Kendall) passing out the fruit we brought. |
|Melissa talking with her new friend|
The next day we went out to Cockleburr. It was a fun day just spending time with each other, playing with the kids, and praying for one another. We also were able to pass out some blankets (donated from a different church in KY).
|The kids playing a game of red light green light|
|All smiles! Isn't he a cutie?|
Saturday morning, Melissa and Meredith taught the girls from First Pima how to sew and make their own purses. It was a great time of learing, but most importantly of building relationships.
|Meredith showing Jessie what to do|
|The finished product! They did an excellent job!|
Thanks again to all the churches that sent donations to help us with Thanksgiving this year! A special thanks to the Cripes for spending your Thanksgiving serving with us! We really appreciate it!!
From our family to yours- Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
|The Gibbs Family|