Posted by: kateraidt | December 1, 2009

Inviting People From Around the World To Our Home For Thanksgiving

Usually our Thanksgiving consists of us driving 3 1/2 hours to North Dallas to join my grandparents, parents, cousins, aunt, uncle and all 400 kids for brunch. This year, we decided to stay home and have a Thanksgiving like no other. We invited 5 students from different countries around the world who had never experienced turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole or fruit salad before. It was a hoot!

Here are the students we had the pleasure to meet: John from Ghana, Nahed from Egypt, Marwa from Egypt, Cindy from China and Sean from Taiwan.

Our conversations included everything from politics to religion to culture shock. It is a beautiful thing when 7 people from very different cultures and religions can discuss openly the pros and cons of our own religion while having great respect for our friends sitting across the table.

Attached is a video from our Very International Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


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