(our welcome sign in Swahili :)
Mashed potatoes & gravy, cucumber salad, tofu turkey, peas & corn, apple pie & icecream, mulberry muffins, and zucchini bread made up our Thanksgiving meal here in Tanzania. With joint efforts, we cooked all day Thursday and did a little bit of decorating to make it feel like home. My mom as well as my friend, Jo, sent pressed and dried autumn leaves from home, which added much to the cozy feel. In attendance, we had Brendon, Claire, Claire’s dad who is visiting, Selemani, baby Helen, Sonya, and Kellie. Sarah, Lilli and I hosted the evening upstairs in the apartment. It was the German girls' first time celebrating thanksgiving as well as Claire and her Dad from England! The food was delicious and the fellowship was wonderful. It was a great opportunity to go around and share what we were thankful for as well as thank God for blessing us in so many ways. Though it wasn’t quite like being at home, it was a special thanksgiving in Africa and I will always remember it!