For those of us who do not live in the USA here is a very brief background to this special day
Thanksgiving Day can be traced back to the 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the religious refugees from England known popularly as the Pilgrims invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful growing season. The previous year’s harvests had failed and in the winter of 1620 half of the pilgrims had starved to death.Luckily for the rest, members of the local Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, beans and squash (the Three Sisters); catch fish, and collect seafood.
In the UK we do not have anything like this special day where we are reminded to stop and give thanks to God for His provision. I love the idea although I do realise it has been overtaken by many commercial interests.
As we all stop and give thanks to God for His provision may I ask you to prayerfully consider being a channel of provision to very vulnerable children.
We run a children’s home in rural Kenya. As Christmas approaches we would love to provide the children with some new clothes, underwear and sandals which they really need as a Christmas gift. We have 52 children at the home and 17 staff children and it will cost approximately £10 ($15) per child so if you are able to contribute towards this and you feel that this is something God would have you do that would be a great blessing. We would also like to give them all a special meal on Christmas Day.
Even if you can’t support us on a regular basis would you consider a one-off gift, no matter how small.
For further details about how you can give please click here
God bless you,
We are part of the registered charity
TLC Children’s Trust
UK Charity number 1156786
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