Thursday, October 8, 2009

Liberian Dinner

I'm still recovering from a super ORR in Atlanta weekend! Andrew and Tim came out to Atlanta and we ran non-stop doing speaking and fundraising events. My favorite event was hosting a Liberian dinner at my house. I had a vision in my head, as far as food, decorations, atmosphere, etc....and the vision came alive with the help of some great people (super huge thank you's to: my mom, Juju, my dad, Leslie, Andrew and Tim)! I wasn't too much of a stress ball, and the food was tasty! I spent the day preparing the Liberian menu--collard green soup, pumpkin soup, rice, pineapple--along with some fabulous desserts--chocolate cupcakes, a fruit tart and a yummy strawberry cake. The yard looked awesome and I loved the decor, but the best part was that I was able to share a taste of Liberia with people, along with having a family room full of people to thank who have supported me throughout this journey! It was a great night!
Thank you to everyone who helped me keep my sanity, my mom who helped me a tons with all of the cooking, those that lent helping hands, others who donated supplies (framed photos! tables and chairs!) and especially those who came out to hear more about Orphan Relief and Rescue's work in Liberia. You are all awesome, and you're all apart of this crazy journey. You enable me to be Christ's hands and feet to Liberia's orphans, and I cannot do it without you! Here are a few pictures from the night (thanks Juju for snapping a few...photos never crossed my mind).

5 comments:

Tyler said...

I shouldn't hear that photos never crossed your mind.

Ashley said...

I just had too many other things to worry about!

Tammy said...

HUGE success - this looks fabulous!! love the sign - and cupcakes! wish I could have been there!

Carey said...

I love this idea. We're working on an Orphan Sunday project. One idea is to serve the Sunday School kids what the kids eat in orphanges. What do you suggest?

Ashley said...

Hey Carey!

My suggestion would be rice with beans. That's pretty typical in Liberia. If you want to go even further, you could do like bulgarwheat or porridge or something similar (think: mush). Let me know if you need some more ideas.