Orientation June 22 Worship at Waldorf

Today the students were able to show off all of their hard work at Waldorf Grace Brethren Church for the two morning services. They gave a little taste of pantomimes, dances, speech choir, and choir. Before and after each service they were able to talk to the members of the church. They initiated conversations with people and then were able to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. Pastor Fay challenged the church members to talk to at least one student and to take their name badge so they would remember to pray for them this summer.
Lunch was provided by the church before we entered an afternoon full of three group practice. Puppet signs were made, dances rehearsed, and lines memorized. The students worked extremely hard today and much was accomplished. For dinner both teams went out and spent good quality time as a team. The Northeast team worked together to buy and make their own dinner. The Florida team went out to eat and made their first trip to Walmart. They were encouraged to look for opportunities to start conversations and share their faith with those around them.
After dinner both teams went back to the church to continue preparing for three groups. After a snack TK showed a video and then  challenged the students to think about their lives and their choices involving their future. We look forward to our final full day of orientation tomorrow before tour!

The teams performed their first dances this Sunday morning at Waldorf GBC.

The teams performed their first dances this Sunday morning at Waldorf GBC.


Speech choir communicated the truth of God's grace to the congregation.

Speech choir communicated the truth of God’s grace to the congregation.


Team Florida's pantomime was incredibly moving.

Team Florida’s pantomime was incredibly moving.


Brendan gets interviewed by Ed Lewis.

Brendan gets interviewed by Ed Lewis.


Katherine engages in conversation with some of the congregants after service.

Katherine engages in conversation with some of the congregants after service.


Our girls did well in initiating small talk in the sanctuary.

Our girls did well in initiating small talk in the sanctuary.


Students got the chance to pray for church members and be prayed for at the same time.

Students got the chance to pray for church members and be prayed for at the same time.


Small groups learned the last of their dances before being reviewed by their teammates tomorrow.

Small groups learned the last of their dances before being reviewed by their teammates tomorrow.


Some teens practiced skits outside in preparation for the heat of summer park programs.

Some teens practiced skits outside in preparation for the heat of summer park programs.