List of 25 Things of Gratitude

  1. I am thankful to God who is my Heavenly Father, for His unconditional love and His faithfulness.
  2. I am thankful for my family God has given to me especially for the joy of how He brought restoration to my parents and uniting us together as a family again.
  3. I am thankful to God for all of the life lessons He has given me even the painful mistakes that I have made because I believe He has helped me to grow and depend on Him a lot more through those times.
  4. I am thankful for God giving me my cat Minnie who has been a real companion to me over the 10 years she has been a part of my life.
  5. I am thankful to God of how He has been so faithful to always provide for all of my needs whether it is for school, mission trips, a job, rent or whatever it is He is such a good Father of how He always takes care of me.
  6. I am thankful to God for all of the friends and the people that He has brought into my life over the years who all have been so encouraging to me with their prayers and their support.
  7. I am thankful to God to be able to always have access to a Bible so I can read it anytime and hear what God is saying to me through His word.
  8. I am thankful to God to be able to go to a local church to be able to fellowship, worship, pray and hear God’s word together with other believers.
  9. I am thankful to God to be born and raised in Canada especially to have the freedom to be able to go to church with other Christians freely.
  10. I am thankful to God that I have free medical care where I live in Ontario, Canada so I do not have to pay to see the doctor or if I have to go to the hospital.
  11. I am thankful to God for all of the education He has given to me – my ECE (Early Childhood Education) at Durham College, a general Bible certificate at Tyndale College, Cross-cultural Missionary Training in British Columbia, Canada, my Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies and my TESOL certificate at Providence College, Iris Harvest Mission School in Pemba, Mozambique, my DTS (Discipleship Training School) certificate  at the YWAM Târgu Mureş and Cluj bases in Romania, the Shine Seminar (on human trafficking) at the YWAM Amsterdam base and the SOMD (School of Ministry Development) at the YWAM LA base.
  12. I am thankful to God for all He continues to reveal His heart to me for the nations and for giving me many opportunities to go to different countries that He has sent me to on mission trips, work or training of some sort: Romania, Russia, South Korea, Mozambique, Uganda, Albania, Czech Republic, The Netherlands (Holland) and the United States.
  13. I am thankful to God for giving me clothes to wear every day.
  14. I am thankful to God for giving me food to eat every day.
  15. I am thankful to God for giving me a home to live in, a bedroom to have as my own space and a bed to sleep on every night.
  16. I am thankful to God to have access to clean fresh water to drink, take a shower, cook, and wash dishes and for many other things.
  17. I am thankful to God to have my own cell phone so I can call people, send text messages and do other things with it.
  18. I am thankful to God for giving me my own laptop to write e-mails, write blogs, and do my online teaching English job right now and for other things.
  19. I am thankful to God for giving people to me in different seasons of my life to mentor and counsel me over the years.
  20. I am thankful to God for giving me a healthy body.
  21.  I am thankful to God for His beautiful creation – the mountains, the oceans, the rivers, flowers, animals and many other things.
  22.  I am thankful to God for giving me fun and enjoyable things to do like when I went on different vacations with my family growing up, I especially enjoyed the two cruises we went on, going on a safari in Texas with my friends Christopher and Sarah, the reunion I had with my college friend Erin last summer or simply watching a movie at the movie theatre.
  23.  I am thankful to God to be able to go to the Kingdom Bound festival at Darien Lake every summer since I was young (except for when I was overseas) which has been a real blessing to be able to go to Christian concerts, hear great speakers, worship with thousands of Christians and enjoy the rides too.
  24.  I am thankful to God for His continual protection over my life especially when   I travel in the car, bus, train or air plane.
  25.  I am thankful to God for the ability to read and write.

This is just a short list I am thankful for the many things God has blessed me with. What are the things you are thankful for?

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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