Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Giving Thanks

This past Thursday was a day of thankfulness for many reasons including worship, friends, sports, and plenty of food. All this made for a special USP Thanksgiving.

We started the day by leading Community Worship with Honors College. Every semester we are given this opportunity and this semester it just happened to fall on Thanksgiving. Songs were sung, testimonies were shared, scripture was read and a beautiful and inspiring message was preached by our own USP staff member, Lydia Wankuma.

USP and Honors College students leading Community Worship together.
Lydia Wankuma being introduced by her husband and the
Honors College Director, Abel Wankuma
USP student, Katie reads scripture.
USP student Zach shares a testimony.
Later in the day we headed down to the old pitch; it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without some American football! Here we have our students and USP friends working up an appetite, playing a friendly game of football.

Thanksgiving football game!

Students, staff, friends, family and USP alumni gathered for our annual Thanksgiving dinner at the USP House. We started our time with connecting and introducing, enjoyed a classic Thanksgiving dinner, indulged in the desserts that students had prepared and ended the evening with an outdoor screening of Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving.

Pre-dinner mingling! 
Loading on the gravy!
USP Alumni and students sharing a meal.

So many people, places and things to be thankful for. 
Happy Thanksgiving from the Uganda Studies Program!

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