Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope each of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving day. We also want you to know how thankful we are for you! Our ministry here in Peru wouldn't be possible without the faithful support and prayers of God's people. Thank you!

Peru doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving. As a matter of fact it's pretty hard to even find a turkey in the month of November. Peruvians usually eat turkey for Christmas only. Each year as we gather with our American coworkers we always manage to find a turkey and all the trimmings for our annual feast. Here are a few select facts about turkeys that you might find interesting:
  • 46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving in the United States
  • The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs in at 15 pounds-so on the fourth Thursday of each November Americans eat about 690 million pounds of turkey!
  • Wild turkeys can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 mph. They can run 20 mph
  • The heaviest turkey on record weighed in at 86 pounds
  • Commercial breeding has caused turkey breast to grow so large that turkeys often tip over
  • Turkeys are now found in all the US states except Alaska
  • The costume for Big-Bird of Sesame Street fame is rumored to be made with real Turkey feathers