Wednesday, June 13, 2012
It’s the fifth day of choir tour and we are still having as much fun as day one!
After spending two relaxing and fun, yet rainy, days in Saint Simons Island we were excited to continue our journey singing God’s praises in hopefully a sunnier location. Today’s journey lasted about six hours total which we filled with catching up on sleep, eating lots of junk food, and watching movies. We had a lovely drive with beautiful weather and a surprise shopping trip at the mall where we stopped to have lunch. It wasn’t until about ten miles away from our final destination, Weaverville, North Carolina, where we started to experience some difficulty. Adria received a phone call from the drivers of the church fan that one of their tires had completely been destroyed and it was beginning to look like the van would not arrive to Weaverville United Methodist Church along with the rest of the group. But that didn’t stop us. Despite the small set back everyone arrived safely to the church and the van got four new tires once it got into town. After everyone was settled and had changed into our concert attire we were served a delicious home cooked dinner by the youth pastor of the church, Josh, and some of his friends.
Following our normal schedule we continued the evening with our small group devotional time. Today the main focus of our devotionals was spiritual healing. The scripture was from John 21: 1-19 the story where Jesus first appears to the disciples while they are fishing after his resurrection. More importantly we talked about how Peter had to learn that a relationship with Christ is still attainable no matter how badly you might have messed (I’m referring to when Peter denied Jesus three times before he died). I think everyone on the trip would agree that this is a very important lesson for us all to keep in mind in our daily lives on tour and when we arrive home and return to our normal lives. After discussion we went into the concert with the message from our devotions on our hearts. The concert was wonderful; full of passion, emotion, and testimony. Once we were finished we enjoyed talking with the congregation and meeting our host families for the evening. It turned out to be a great day!