Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 2

Hi everyone,  

Today was another beautiful day in California! After our night at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship Church in San Bernardino we had the privilege of singing at the morning church service and being welcomed by the wonderful congregation there. I think I can speak for the whole choir when I say that we were blessed by the congregation!

            After saying goodbye San Bernardino, we made our way to Manhattan Beach, and let me just say: it was stunning. This was our first glimpse of the ocean! We had a couple hours to walk around the beautiful, touristy beach town and grab something to eat. Considering that it was 80 degrees (compared to the 15 degree Illinois weather when we left) it was nice to get to spend time on the beach and in the ocean and in the salty air. Finally, though, it was time to travel on to Rock Covenant Church...not before gracing the pedestrians of Manhattan Beach with an impromptu street concert, though J

Rock Covenant Church: another amazing, hospitable church that we had the pleasure of worshiping with. Before we sang, we got to rest a little bit in the preschool playground area that the church is connected to. It was nice to put our feet up in the shade and enjoy the beautiful day.

            The concert/time of worship was full of energy and I believe that a good time was had by the choir and the audience. We were definitely blessed by their participation (and potluck dinner!) and I hope that they were blessed by us. Meeting some of the people after the service during dinner was incredibly enjoyable. The couple people that I got to talk to were very king and welcoming, especially when they welcomed us into their homes for the night. I cannot speak for the experience of the other members of the choir, but my home-stay experience was incredible. Our gracious host, Heather, was sweet and was nice enough to open her home to us. We are so thankful for her beautiful home and the chance to take showers!

            God is so good, and I am excited to see what he has in store for the rest of the tour. Goodnight, California!  





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