Thanking God for Friends From Malaysia!

Having spent a good amount of time in Singapore and Malaysia, we always enjoy spending time with people from that part of the world! There are several students from Malaysia who attend the University of Iowa, and we were thrilled that 8 of them were able to come to our church’s Thanksgiving dinner last night.

We had 11 different countries represented at our Thanksgiving Dinner. (You may notice the Indian feathers we provided to help the atmosphere. πŸ™‚ ) Our guest speaker was Ben Bradford. He is a 13 generation descendant of William Bradford who came over on the Mayflower, who was a leading Pilgrim and governor of Plymouth Colony. Ben’s father is William Bradford the 12th and his older brother is William Bradford the 13th! They are a strong Christian family. Their family still has the cuff links from William Bradford who came on the Mayflower.

Young people from our church getting acquainted with new friends from SE Asia.

And tonight the places were reversed, as our Malaysian friends invited us (and a few friends from church) to their apartment in Iowa City for a Chinese meal. Sarah and I had so much fun….great Chinese food (these students are great cooks!) enjoyable conversation, lots of laughs…

Thank you for your hospitality, friends! We had a great time. And don’t forget… we still want to take you sledding. πŸ™‚


  1. Hi! I found your blog via sevensisters… and I was so happy to read this post and the link about your visit to Singapore, where I’m from. Thank you for your lives of service to God. It’s an encouragement to me πŸ™‚

  2. Grace,
    Looks like you had a wonderful time with your friends!!
    It is *such* a blessing to see like-minded friends again, isn’t it?!


  3. Looks like fun! It’s fun to see Xin Hoi (I probably spelled her name totally wrong) in the pictures! Tell her hi from me.

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