Meet Lois. She is an elderly woman who has never traveled outside of the United States. She has few family members who live in Provo that visit her on a regular basis. When our students introduced themselves to her, her face lit up with wonder and delight! "You are from China? What are you doing here?" she exclaimed with excitement!
As we told her more about where we are from and what we are doing, we gave her hand-made cards wishing her a happy Thanksgiving. "Is today Thanksgiving?" she asked.
"No," we answered. "Thanksgiving is next week, but we wanted you to know that we will be thinking of you."
"What a nice card. I will keep this for the rest of my life." She was sincerely grateful for our visit and our words.
Over 60 residents live at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. Nomen Global students had the chance to converse in English, distribute Thanksgiving cards, play games, and make friends. Most of all, we were reminded of some of the things we are thankful for: friendship and love.
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