What are the ingredients of a great party?

PETs built since 1-1-14 #1,137

Last Sunday evening PET had a great party! It was one of those events where you just lean back and say “Amen,” or “Right on!”

Nigeria Seun Oke arrives in MO for.xxx US tour promotion Sept 2014Our celebrity was Seun Oke, the young lady from Nigeria who received a PET nine years ago and is now in the USA telling her wonderful story of how it changed her life. The guests were a fascinating mixture of young and old from the University and the Columbia community. Guests gave the mealtime blessing in seven different languages. The fare was a mixture of hamburgers, hot dogs, country beans, special Nigerian cooking, and homemade ice cream. A sizable number of Nigerian students and families were there, along with the
pastor of the local Nigerian Church and his family. The physical setting was beside a small rural lake on the farm of Marjorie and Steve Baima, our hosts. (Steve is the team lead for the coordination of Seun’s promotional
tour through PET International.) A large bonfire broke the evening chill. Assistant
Director of International Affairs at MU helped bring it all together.

We had no beer kegs, pot smoking or loud music. But I suspect that all
who left said in their hearts as I did, “Now that was a great party. We need
more like that!”


“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in
twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence.”-
Emma Bombeck

Mel West

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