Although we were not all from one family, nor had we any special American connection, we all had a Thanksgiving celebration together. Eleven of us contributed towards the meal, which we concluded by having communion. At one point we all said what we were particularly thankful for. All contributions included thanks to God.

A few people gave thanks for health and one person was thankful for sight as his friend was going blind. One lady who had been very ill gave thanks for her husband, who was also with us. Thanks were given for security. As a church we work with people who do not have security of home, money or family.

We had so much to be thankful for that it was difficult to single out just one or two items.