Thursday, July 1, 2010

Closer to the Finish Line

Nine-and-a-half weeks is pretty long for a "choir" tour. I say that at just over six weeks. We're still in California, still pushing forward, getting a bit fatigued, but still looking at a really hot drive across to Texas early next week. So many things have happened that I can't possibly recount them. God continues to provide our funds, our safety, our health, and our sanity (seriously). We cherish your prayers! We spent the better part of June in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a brief trip up the Foothills and a stop in Fresno on our way to San Diego. It's gloomy here, but a relief from the 104 in Fresno and something we'll long for again as we drive through Arizona and into Texas. Some pictorial highlights from our last few venues.
 After receiving continual requests for a CD, we recorded one, thanks to a friend, but have a very limited supply.
Perhaps our most unique venue was performing for street people in San Francisco's Tenderloin district.  Though a little hesitant at first, the students presented the gospel with characteristic energy and were very well received.  
All on his own, Charles stepped up to the plate and prayed for the needy under the prayer tent.  The experience for our students may have been as transformative as it was for the visitors.
Pick up basketball on the "streets of San Francisco."  Yes, our guys won.
A kayak break in Placerville.  Thanks to our friend, Bob Emrich, for supplying some fun for the day!
Meyou discovers that the north fork of the American River isn't quite as warm as the waters of Micronesia.  She has second thoughts about taking a swim.
Back in San Francisco, singing for some college students at a bonfire along Ocean Beach.  Yes, this is the way it feels on the other side of the Pacific!


Jen said...

What an incredible blog! I love seeing how our students are doing and seeing all of their cool adventures and experiences is really pulling at my heart. The picture of Meyou in the river is really close to my dad's house. I always go there to explore and was there the day before I came out to Guam. It brings back amazing memories. I miss you guys- be safe and see you soon!

Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!