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Choir Tour 2013

Coming Home

Coming home. We are currently leaving Chicagoland airspace and we have just been approved to use our portable electronic devices. I thought this would be a good time to check in and catch up on the past couple of days. Yesterday we had another great day at VBS and through our bible le
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VBS Day 2

VBS Day 2 Here’s the attendance report: Day 1 site 1-17, site 2-5, site 3-2 Day 2 site 1-23, site 2-7, site 3-5 At first I hesitated to give you these numbers. We can certainly get wrapped up in them, you know, bigger is better. You know that we would rejoice if we were able to
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VBS Day 1

VBS Day 1 Another great day to see God’s hand all over this trip. We will certainly not say it has been without incident, but we can truly say we have been provided and  cared for. Several folks texted and emailed me regarding our supplies. They finally arrived after several cal
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Day 4

Day 4 Today we began the ministry phase of our trip. It was indeed another full day. The first place we went to was First Baptist Church Momence, Illinois. The church was about 45 minutes south of where our hotel is. It was amazing how different the setting was from the urban jungle t
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Pacific Garden Mission

I have had the privilege of planning an going on choir tours for twenty years.  Each time I have planned one I keep several thoughts in mind.  What are some things I would want to see, what will help stretch the kids minds, and what will challenge their souls.  There is always an elem
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End of Day 2

Beauty should be a concept that isn’t  confined to museums.  Dr. Nelson made this comment when we arrived in downtown Chicago this morning and right before we stepped onto our architectural river tour. I was struck by how profound this was. Here we are in one of America’s
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Gino’s is Italian for Wow that’s GOOD Pizza

Ok, just checking in again. Right now, I’m sitting at the Grant Park Music Festival getting ready to hear some great orchestral music. I wanted to share our lunch adventure with you.  Today we ate at the famous Gino’s for their deep dish pizza. No one went away hungry. We
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Fresh Wind Day 2

Today, after a great night’s rest, we began our day with a devotional from Wimberleigh Johnson.  Her passage from Deuteronomy 7:7-9 discussed why The Lord chose the Israelites for deliverance. They were chosen not for anything they had or anything they had  done.  He chose them
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We have arrived!

It was a very early start to the day for all of us, but we got off the ground from SA without a hitch.  We found a beautiful Mid-west summer day waiting for us. After checking into our hotel Kate Faught shared our first devotional of the week, and she encouraged us all to be “un
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