Thanksgiving and Beyond

We were so thankful this year for our American co-workers who put together a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for all of us, plus some Peruvian friends. I love hosting, but I just didn’t have the time, energy, or will-power to do all that work this year! And besides, Becky did a better job than I ever could’ve – she even decorated! 🙂

We enjoyed the food, the conversation, and the friendship of the day. What more could you ask for? Except maybe another slice of pie, right? 😉

Saturday didn’t start off perfect, though. Brian’s sore throat was beyond normal and he was in so much pain, he just couldn’t stand it. So, our friend, Lucho, took Brian to his doctor, about 20min away. It cost Brian about $3 to see the doctor and amazingly, he didn’t even have to wait to get in. He was diagnosed with “faringitis”. Hmm. After looking up some stuff online, we’ve come to the conclusion that the doctor basically told him he had a bad sore throat and gave him antibiotics and a pain killer. More online research and we really believe he has tonsilitis. Of course, we could be wrong, but that seems to be the most probable. He’s on antibiotics and yesterday was the first time he wasn’t in pain – praise the Lord! So he’s definitely on the mend. Hopefully, this won’t happen again anytime soon!

Sunday, we held to our family tradition of putting up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. So, after church and lunch, Brian got the tree up and I got it decorated. It’s always fun pulling out our special decorations and remembering Christmases past. We get a new ornament every year to go with something that happened that year, so we can look at our ornaments and remember our years together. I love that our tree is filled mostly with sentimental items and not with just plain balls and random ornaments. It may not be a fancy tree, and it’s missing a tree topper and a tree skirt, but it’s ours and we love it.

This week, I finish school – yay! – and my kids will be putting on a program on Friday afternoon for family and friends. Brian is continuing to work on the house. Next week is the annual family fair, so there are LOTS of rehearsals and setting up being done right now. Then, shortly after the Fair, Christmas Pennies for Peru begins! So, even though I’m winding down… I’m kind of the only one winding down! Everyone else is kicking into high gear right now! Pray for all of them – lots to do in a very short month!

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Brian & Lisa

We are missionaries with Bible Centered Ministries International, living and serving in NEPA.

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