Thanksgiving Day will mark exactly four months since I, Ginger, fell down the stairs and injured my elbow, so I have many more basic things I am thankful for this year. I am thankful for a family who each joined in to do the work that I was not able to do, from making meals to combing my hair. I am thankful for a husband who helped do the most menial of tasks that I was not able to do, like helping me to get dressed. And now, four months later, I am thankful to be able to do all of these basic things without help and without pain. Things like washing my hair, brushing my teeth with my right hand, opening cans of vegetables, making cookies, and kneading bread are all things I am so much more grateful to be able to do.
And of course, our family has so much beyond the basics to thank the Lord for. He has brought us through this year, enabling us to work alongside the Agutaynens to see them learn and grow in His Word. He has opened doors for us to be able to start new Bible studies, and see over 100 people hearing His Word each week. He is working in the process of purchasing land for an Agutaynen church, and melding the believers into a family. While our life is very busy, the Lord continues to give us health and strength to live and work here in the Philippines for His glory.
Thank you for joining with us as we celebrate another Thanksgiving. God is so good to give us the basics, and the beyond what we could ask or think!