Thursday. Nov. 23rd, 2017
Share your Thanksgiving with an
American Family this year.
Each year, BISM and its area ministry partners bring international students together with American families.
Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. Thanksgiving was historically a religious observation to give thanks to God. It is thought that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutal winter in New England. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. William Bradford’s note that, “besides waterfowl, there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many,” probably gave rise to the American tradition of eating turkey at Thanksgiving (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Your host will work out with you transportation and the times. It's fun to do this with a friend or two and be hosted together. .
If you want we will meet with you and teach you about being hosted by a family. We have a written write up on this.