Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Kenya!

Well, it's finally here, our favorite time of year where we all stuff ourselves silly! It's funny when you're a kid you love the special days of the year where we get presents and it seems like the older Jonathan and I get, we just look forward to special days of eating! haha! Today, (Thanksgiving for us) we are currently waiting for friends, fellow missionaries to come celebrate this special Turkey Day. We have so much to be thankful for and it is our ABSOLUTE privelage to serve the folks here in Kenya. We are developing great relationships with people and even testing out our Kiswahili. We are actually having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We are having turkey, stuffing, gravy, salad, mashed potatoes, yams, sweet potato pie and Jonathan and I made pumpkin cheesecake. Oh happy day!
Since we haven't updated in a WHOLE MONTH, we have a lot to catch you up on! Swahili school is going very well. We are becoming more confident in speaking Kiswahili with the locals. We are just excited about the school we are at. They have given us confidence in speaking Kiswahili. When we speak Kiswahili with the locals, people are so excited to help us along with the language. It's great!
We had a guy move in our house a few weeks ago. His parents are Baptist missionaries that lived in Kenya for several years and hey were just assigned to oversee missionaries in Uganda. We love having him at our house, he's a wealth of information since he's been an missionary kid for years.
We have just put up our Christmas tree a few days ago. So it feels like Christmas at our house a little earlier than usual. I told Jonathan that I wanted to make it look like Santa Claus threw up in our house. haha! With us being away from family and friends this year we just need to feel Christmas for a while. So we want to get some Christmas scented candles, have lots of goodies and do lots of Christmas projects with Josiah and Christopher.

Well, we tried uploading some new pictures for you to see but our internet isn't loading them so we'll try again real soon.

Furaha Siku ya Shukarani! Have a great Thanksgiving!
The Fergusons