We were not all one family and none of us had special American connections but, as we had done last year, we met for a Thanksgiving celebration. Eleven of us all contributed to the meal which we ate together, finishing by taking communion.

At one point we all said what our own ‘thanksgiving’ was. They all included thanks to God. Some gave thanks for health, one for the gift of sight. One lady who had been very ill gave thanks for the support of her husband who was also with us. Others were thankful for church fellowship, family and security. As a church we work with those who do not have security of work, home, family or finance.

When we thought about it we were thankful for so many things that it was difficult to select just one or two.