HSYC Tour

Day 11 & 12: The Way Home

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Tuesday was a long day of travel from Zanesville, OH to Wildwood, MO. We sang our last blessing from the road after our noon meal.   When we arrived in Wildwood we held our annual Secret Saint service. That's where we each reveal who we've been watching and share what character qualities we...

Day 10: Power and Majesty

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We left the hotel early again this morning to make our way to Niagara Falls. As I told you in the last post, we saw the falls up close and personal.     The majesty and power of the water falling to the rocks below is a testimony to our Creator. In His creation we see the...

Day 9: Amazing!

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Imagine a church where people line up outside for an hour waiting to get in to get a seat. A place where every seat is filled and every voice is raised to declare, "How Great Is Our God." A place where people who have experienced the rescuing hand of the Lord stand with arms raised when the...

Day 8: Divide and Conquer

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Today everyone met in the hotel lobby to divide into groups where the kids could see and do the things they wanted to see and do.  These are the places they went including every place in between. Central Park Chinatown Little Italy Soho Coney Island Yankee...

Day 7: A Day to Remember

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Today was our day to visit the 9/11 National Memorial. For those of us old enough to remember that day, it was like being sucked through a time warp as we relieved what we saw, thought and felt in what turned out to be a day like none other we had ever experienced. The oldest college student in...

Day 6: Lady Liberty

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Today we boarded the Statue Cruises ferry at Liberty Park, New Jersey with stops at Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty all while showing our Thunder pride. While at Ellis Island we had the opportunity to sing "America the Beautiful" twice. Once in the old train station that now serves as...

Day 5: The Long and Winding Road

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We started out this morning in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia quickly crossing the state line into Virginia where we gave a presentation at the Prince William County JDC. Before the inmates were brought in, the Director of the facility spoke with our kids expressing his appreciation...

Day 4: Redirected

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On our way to our presentation in downtown Louisville we found out the detention center was not able to receive us today. So the hunt was on.  We found a park with a community center a few blocks down the street and decided to let the kids out of the bus while Bro. James made...

Day 3: The Open Door

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You've heard it said, "When God closes a door He opens another."  Well that is precisely what happened in order to get today's schedule on track. Originally we were scheduled to be in two facilities today--two presentations in Belleville, IL and the one in Elizabethtown, KY...

Day 1 and 2: Out of Darkness

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Well, here it is! The long-awaited blog post. Seems longer than yesterday morning that we loaded up the bus to left QSBC on the 11th annual high school/college choir mission tour, this year taking us to New York City. We made our first rest stop literally over the road on the Will Rogers...