This past weekend the Asian Rural Institute hosted its 40th annual Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration. About 1,500 people came to the ARI Campus to take part in the festivities on Saturday and Sunday. ARI participants and volunteers made food from their respective countries and local organizations also had booths selling food and crafts. At the end of each day there was a performance representing the diversity of cultures at ARI. We had dancing and singing from all over the world. Anna taught an American line dance and I have to say it was one of the highlights of the performance. Here are a few more highlights…

Food from many cultures for sale

Anna hard at work on the food committee.


Pounding rice for sticky rice buns


Our own ARI produce for sale

Early morning kitchen work

These lovely ladies baked a lot of bread. Anna with Catherine from Malawi & Kaniki from DR Congo

Bringing in some of the harvest

Japanese music

Chainsaw artist

Anna doing a folk dance from Myanmar

During the worship service Anna and I led a children's time. Everyone is holding the sheep they made.


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