Wednesday, November 21, 2012

No House...No Car...No Problem

Tomorrow marks the granddaddy of all American holidays: Thanksgiving. It is one of the most treasured holidays because it celebrates God’s goodness in our lives as we sit around the dinner table thanking the Lord for His provision and faithfulness.

This year an American family who lives and serves in San Jose has invited our colleagues and friends, the Sanchez family and our family to a Costa Rican style Thanksgiving. They told us they would be serving turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing but they also mentioned that the famous Lizano Sauce (Salsa Lizano) will sit at tableside to flavor our holiday meal. Salsa Lizano is Costa Rica's most beloved sauce; it is not fiery hot but rather salty with a hint of spiciness lent by black pepper and cumin.

Yet with less than a week since we left the States, we find ourselves grateful during this Thanksgiving holiday for friends who voluntarily transport us to and fro and for a place to lay our heads while we find a place to call home.

 It’s times like these when we realize His every provision in our lives: food, shelter, clothes and even transportation. Our Lord and Savior sees our every need and He promises to care for His children according to His goodwill and purpose.

Lastly, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the kind words and encouragement we have received from our family and friends since our departure last week. May the Lord bless your time with your loved ones as you gather together on Thanksgiving Day.


And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘”What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?” These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you all you need.   Matthew 6:30-33

A wet Thanksgiving is in the forecast
Xiana showing me a tour of the kitchen in our temporary dwelling
Our faithful friend never wants to leave us
A stroll through the neighborhood
Downtown San Jose
To replace the gravy this year :)