A Place of Thanksgiving

“YOU HAVE TURNED FOR ME MY MOURNING INTO DANCING... 
I CAN’T KEEP QUIET ABOUT YOU.  GOD, MY GOD, I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH.”  PSALM 30:11,12 (NIV & THE MESSAGE)


With Rachel and I spending the majority of each year living in Kenya, we continue to be extremely grateful for you and for how God has shown His goodness to us and to Open Arms through you. 

Between November 1620 and November 1621, in a lengthy diary famously known as Mourt’s Relation, one early Pilgrim father, Edward Winslow, wrote about the bountiful provisions the Pilgrims were being blessed with.  He wrote, “And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”

I believe, this Thanksgiving, that even though some seasons in our lives show more provision and blessing than others, that we, like Edward Winslow would be able to say, “….yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”

We want you, our supporters and donors, in a small way, to be partakers of our plenty in the Open Arms Village.  We hope that you can take away something from these simple photos and words of thankfulness from some of our children.  Even though these photos and words won’t fill your tummy, we hope, in some small way, that they might just fill your soul.

Happy Thanksgiving,

 

David & Rachel Gallagher
Founders, Open Arms International