and let me just say that today was AWESOME! Praise God for His faithfulness and His sense of humor because...
...the second concert was held outside (due to nowhere large enough inside to hold all of us AND all of the people that wanted to hear us sing) SO pam had a BRILLIANT idea for the residents to stay inside and open their windows to hear the youth sing. it was pretty funny to be singing to a wall and some open windows. but it was BEAUTIFUL outside and the kids sang so loudly that all could hear just fine with that set up.
the "feed my starving children" ministry was so meaningful for all of us. and it all started with us ALL having to put on hairnets... oh yes i have photos... lots of photos.
we learned that every 4 seconds someone dies of starvation. and we saw photos of kids who were starving and then photos of how they looked just WEEKS after starting to receive a steady diet of food prepared by "feed my starving children". what a difference! and we were so blessed to be able to make a small difference today. our group bagged enough food to feed 48 children for a YEAR! and we did it while singing and dancing to "i will survive" and "fill me up buttercup" and other oldie hits. very fun. very poignant. very special.
i don't think i can upload the 400 photos that i took today before we have to leave, so look for some photos to come your way later this evening... any by later i mean in the wee hours of tomorrow morning most likely.
quote of the day... said by a middle school girl to another middle school girl (who had a beautiful french braid in her hair)... "STOP TOUCHING ME OR I WILL TAKE YOUR BRAID OUT". wow.