Orientation June 20 – Choir, Speech Choir, and so much more!

This morning the students had a group devotional time about “Encouragement to stay true to the Lord.” This was followed by choir, speech choir, and discipleship groups. They also had the opportunity to go outside and learn about children’s ministry, carnival games, and a bounce house. Lunch was meatball subs and salad provided by a group from the church.
After lunch, all of the students wrote a letter to their home churches thanking them for their support for OB this summer. They also provided an itinerary for the summer so pastors and church members back home would be able to write back while the teams are out on tour. Once the students had finished their letters they split into teams to practice speech choir. Next came time in their three groups where they rotated between puppets, dance, and dramas. Then the students had time to work on practicing and memorizing their lines.
A pizza dinner was sponsored by Grace College this evening. Some of the OB leaders who are current students or who have graduated from Grace were able to talk about their experiences there. TK then shared about CE National which was followed by┬áchoir rehearsal, speech choir and a challenge hour with TK about servanthood. His focus was that servanthood is seeing a need and meeting it before being asked. Today was a busy day and we can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!

Brandon and Josh man the entrance to the OB bounce house.

Brandon and Josh man the entrance to the OB bounce house.


Nothing beats a classic game of Duck, Duck, Goose to prepare for handling children this summer.

Nothing beats a classic game of Duck, Duck, Goose to prepare for handling children this summer.


Cesar, Jeremy, Daniel and Peyton write home to thank their sending churches for their support.

Cesar, Jeremy, Daniel and Peyton write home to thank their sending churches for their support.


Dana and Olivia write letters to their home churches.

Dana and Olivia write letters to their home churches.


Team Florida is putting the finishing touches on this year's new speech choir.

Team Florida is putting the finishing touches on this year’s new speech choir.


Our choir is finally in formation and sounding good!

Our choir is finally in formation and sounding good!


Stacie Buhl gives instruction on running carnivals during tour.

Stacie Buhl gives instruction on running carnivals during tour.