Youth Choir Tour – Follow-up Messages
I cannot say enough about Youth Choir Tour 2012 Atlanta. Knowing the talent and work ethic of our youth choir group, I expected it to be great, but, as usual, it exceeded my expectations. Our youth choir understands what music and mission is all about and entered their week eager to do whatever was put before them. I wish you could have all seen them lead an hour worship service for 250 women prisoners, cook, serve, play basketball and lead a worship service for homeless teens, design and lead a VBS program for 50 inner-city children, paint an entire habitat house in 95 degree heat, serve meals on the streets for the homeless, work on a farm that raises crops for the homeless, participate in Bible studies with the homeless and much more. They worked with joy, sang and lead worship services beautifully and developed relationships with children and the homeless that will stay with us all forever. I can honestly say that they see people different now than they used to.
In our last night as we sat in a semi-circle to share our thoughts, experience creative worship and share communion, we talked about the relationships we had developed with those we ministered to and how we saw them as our brothers, sisters and friends. For two hours, the conversation flowed from full hearts and minds. I wish you all could have shared this week with us, but, from a very happy choir director, know that you should be very proud of these fantastic young people who represented our church and the church of Christ so beautifully.
Sharon L. Miller, Director of Music
St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church