Happy Thanksgiving from the McAlhaneys!

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is already here!

We’re just now coming up for air – the last three months have been busy but good. We promise to send out a blog or two in the next month to get you up-to-date.

Today we will celebrate American Thanksgiving with a group of friends – Americans and Kenyans. We have an early dinner planned since most schedules here in Kijabe follow a normal day. Luke has school (kindergarten) until noon. Thankfully, Maureen and I both have Thursday scheduled as our off / work at home day. Maureen is making mashed potatoes and I’m making my grandfather’s “famous” macaroni pie.

We plan to spend the day remembering all that God has given us – the obvious blessings and the blessings that seem to come with struggles and hardships.

2 Corinthians 3:18 – And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit (NIV).

James 1:2-3,12 – 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything . . . . 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (NIV).

We hope and pray that you take the time today to thank God for all that He has done and is doing in your lives.

Also, enjoy your time today wherever you are. We will miss spending time with family and the atmosphere of the season but are thankful for all that God has provided for us here.

Blessed to be serving Him,

Tim, Maureen, Luke & Kate

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2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving from the McAlhaneys!

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Atsi Momo and Tim! Sorry for the late greeting..Im glad that the Lord has filled your hearts with overflowing gratitude through your ministries! Praying for both of you and your little ones! We dont really celebrate Thanksgiving here in Manila, But its a good reminder- through your ministry and service to the Lord — to be thankful at all times, and in all things! 🙂 Im praying that your ministry can point more people to Christ! Hugs! and See you all soon! 😀

    ~Love,
    RV Tan

  2. Hey Tim,

    Thanks for the update. Mary and I had a great Thanksgiving. We went to Houston and spent the week with her relatives. They took us all out to eat at a local Hotel on Thanksgiving Day. We had lots of god food and left very full but we’re glad to be back home now. I’m glad that you and Maureen were able to get the day off to celebrate thanksgiving. I guess it probably doesn’t feel the same so far from home where everyone else is having a normal day but I’m glad you got to celebrate some anyway.

    We made sure that Baxter got a special bone for Thanksgiving. I’m pretty sure he was very thankful too. He will get another one for Christmas. Not much else new to say here. I don’t know if Mary has told you that I started a tax preparation business or not but I have been spending quite a bit of time getting ready for tax season and hoping that I have customers to compliment all this preparation. I am no longer working for the City of Cedar Hill. I couldn’t take another summer in the Texas sun and they didn’t seem very eager to offer me anything else (I applied for quite a few other positions). At-any-rate, I’m hoping my tax business will begin to take off this season.

    Just know that you and Maureen are continually in our prayers and thoughts. So in closing I’ll wish you a belated Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please say hi to Maureen, Luke, and Kate for us. May our Lord continue to bless you richly!

    Love,
    Robert and Mary

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