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First Thanksgiving in Tokyo

Thanksgiving turkeyWell, I'd love to report to you that my 35 dollar, 11 pound turkey turned out great... but it didn't!

My oven/microwave/grill/steamer thingy didn't quite do its job. At least that what I'm trying to blame it on. My meat thermometer read 190, which was fine since it was only supposed to get up to 180. The outside was nice and brown, so naturally I assumed it was done.

The Takazawa's arrived and we were all starving, and...

Jeff carved the turkey... the outside was beautiful, but the inside was raw! Yuck!

Oh well. Live and learn. Next time, I'll defrost it even longer, and keep it in the "oven" an hour longer!

Cooking the turkey
Our little turkey in our little oven

My Two Turkeys
Two Turkeys: My big turkey carving our little turkey

The Takazawa family
The Takazawa family -- our ministry partners in Tokyo!

The nice part, though, was that the fixin's were wonderful, and the fellowship with the Takazawa family was awesome. For those of you who don't know: Starting from the left is Kie, then Takeshi, Dorrie, and Sammy Kei. We are so thankful to have ministry partners who love the Lord, and love the Japanese. We have learned a lot from them already, and will continue to do so. Thank you, Lord, for this family!!

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