We are so thankful to have spent our Thanksgiving holiday with the family of Brendan and Erin Connally, the family of Stephen and Finley Wright, and the Morigeau’s kids with their babysitters Beatrice and Liv from Germany. It was a great day of Thanksgiving! Brendan and Erin are missionaries with SIM. Erin is a dentist and Brendan is a linguist. You can read about their work at this link. They live in Abancay which is about 1 1/2 hours from Curahausi. I think they are the only Americans in Abancay which sort of blew David’s mind. One thing Allison and I find really interesting about them is that they are from Tacoma, WA where we lived for two years while I was doing a Rural Medicine Fellowship. We can share memories with them about living there which is a lot of fun. Also Erin attended Abilene Christian University where we went to school as well. It is a lot of things to share together in our history. Stephen is a dentist working at Diospi Suyana Hospital, and his wife Finley is a social worker. The Morigeaus were off in Lima working on their Visa paperwork, but two young German girls who are doing a gap year here in Curahuasi are watching their kids. They came with them to share Thanksgiving with us. We had a full and happy day, without rain and great views. I missed football on the TV, and the background noise of the parades on TV in the morning, but I was glad to be with friends, and we were all glad to remember the way God has blessed us this year and all the years previously.
Happy Thanksgiving to all you dear Caires! I am especially thankful for each one of you — the delight of having you in my life, and the joy of seeing your lives used so beautifully in the kingdom. I am so glad you got to celebrate with friends — it looks like a feast, indeed. I love your new do, Allison.
Thanks for the well wishes! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. We miss being in Dallas during this time of year for sure.