Friday, November 29, 2013

Such a time of Thanksgiving!

First of all, we're thankful for sweet faces like these that we get to see every day!

Abdel Aziz and Eli

On Tuesday of this week we had a campus-wide celebration and feast to rejoice together over the great accomplishment of this group of students. The program started with Eli, Dean of Students, asking each student to stand as he publicly affirmed strengths and gifts he saw in each of them. 

Student John Chol

The husbands and wives competed together in most of the games
 After the serious part of the program, Eli organized a bunch of fun games that had everyone laughing so hard they could hardly compete!
This game was a favorite: wives feeding their husbands porridge while blindfolded.

The food was served after the program.

On Thursday afternoon my teammate Amie organized a special tea/coffee time with the student wives where we also affirmed each of them in the group, drank coffee, laughed, and painted their nails to look pretty for graduation.

Then at 6 pm we had a giant Thanksgiving meal as a team, potluck style. The menu was: a tiny chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, crescent rolls, jello salad, green bean casserole, festive pumpkin hummus, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pies for dessert.  We could hardly walk home after that!

Our week of Thanksgiving will continue as we celebrate GRADUATION tomorrow with these amazing students. It will be a bittersweet time as we applaud and celebrate their accomplishment but also have to see them all go.

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