Practice, Practice, Practice

Today was another busy day at Operation Barnabas orientation. The day started out with a devotion led by one of our leaders Sarah Knepper. They learned what it looks like to be a good man/woman of God according to the Word of God. The students then reviewed their testimonies so that they will be able to clearly share it with others. There has been a group of about 15 boys who have been getting up extra early to help spread mulch on the church’s playground. They finished this morning and were recognized for their works after lunch today. T.K. used them as an example of servant hood.
We had a great time at dinner tonight. We were instructing the students on how to eat with manners when on the road. As we were going through and reading the instructions, a few of the leaders had fun and did the complete opposite of what the instructions were. FOOD WAS FLYING! The students had a good laugh about their humor. The meal tonight was wonderfully provided by the church. The students had the chance to put the etiquette skills that they had just heard into action. Do not worry mom and dad, Your child is in good hands. Your students are very tired, but are still plowing forward in their service to the Lord. Today was filled with practices and more practices and a few more…..
After squeezing in some practice, students were able to show their teams their God-given talents, for the ultimate purpose of being able to use some of these gifts while on tour. It was a fun time of team bonding and each team got the chance to know each other better. From singing to skits, games to dances, the students showed great talent. We look forward to an early day tomorrow, serving the Waldorf Grace Brethren Church who have so graciously hosted us for the last week.

Kelsey and Brendan preform for the Florida Team talent show.

Kelsey and Brendan preform for the Florida Team talent show.


Jen sings for the Talent Show.

Jen sings for the Talent Show.


Both teams practice the choir songs that they will sing during tomorrow's church service at Waldorf GBC.

Both teams practice the choir songs that they will sing during tomorrow’s church service at Waldorf GBC.


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Katherine shows off her talent for the team.

Katherine shows off her talent for the team.


Both teams practice the choir songs that they will sing during tomorrow's church service at Waldorf GBC.

Both teams practice the choir songs that they will sing during tomorrow’s church service at Waldorf GBC.


Team Florida practices Speech Choir.

Team Florida practices Speech Choir.


Heather and Brady perform a poem for the Talent Show.

Heather and Brady perform a poem for the Talent Show.


Team NorthEast practices Speech Choir.

Team NorthEast practices Speech Choir.


Savannah sings for the team Talent Show.

Savannah sings for the team Talent Show.