It's Saturday morning and it's very obvious that the troops are tired. But, there's a really feeling of satisfaction with the week. When we left the hotel, we took one of the nicest drives in the state, down I-49 from Fayetteville to Alma. It would have been nice to have this route when I was in school, but alas...I didn't. I had to use HWY 71 and pick my passing spots, which was a bit of a trick in a '74 Chevy Vega.
We ministered this morning at Hope's Creek where I had the privilege of my parents attending. That made it extra special for me. And even though they were tired, the kids did a great job. After the concert, we moved to Northpark Baptist Church where my sister and her family serve and had lunch. My sister married a great Italian guy, Mark Ardemagni (ar-duh-mahn-ee) and had learned to be quite the cook. It wasn't hard, because she had a great head start with my mom! She cooked spaghetti for everyone with her homemade sauce and pasta made in Tontitown, an Italian community in Northwest Arkansas. She also made her salad. Oh my. Some of our adults said that I had saved the best meal for last! My mom and dad joined us for that too.
After a 5.5 hour drive, we made it home safely to Tyler, and are looking forward to sharing with our church family in the morning.
It's been a great tour. A grueling one, but a great one. I'm really proud of these kids and thankful for all of the wonderful sponsors who make it all possible. I'm also thankful to the Lord for His leadership in my life and for giving me the passion to work with students in student choir ministry. I absolutely love working with these kids and am looking forward to seeing what the Lord does in them. Thank you for your prayers and support this week. They were keenly felt!
Peace and love,