They arrived by bus on Saturday afternoon. Nine of the sixty-ish were "sick". Over the course of the next few hours, they unloaded their bags, stretched, and ate a wonderful meal prepared by Harriet and Judy. Three of the "sick" were taken to an urgent care facility by "Woody-the bus driver". Others prepared to sing. The additional ones who were sick sat at the back of the auditorium. They are the Oklahoma Christian University chorale. Their harmony in working and singing together (in spite of the challenges) was inspirational!
The first song of their program was Abide with Me. It was the inspiration for me to put it as our theme song for this week. The words are listed on my Sunday post. Dr. Ken Adams has directed this chorus for almost 40 years. Using his gifts, in this work, is a blessing to many.
I am so thankful for all those who came from OC and all the hospitable people who put them up for the night (sick or not). Sunday, after services and lunch, the choir stayed around to clean up, wash dishes, tables, sweep floors, etc. - servant hearts...
I am especially grateful for the moms who gave up being with their children on Mother's Day, as well as the families of Ken and Woody. Blessings to you all! As God blesses you, may you continue to bless Him through your work and music.