On Sunday we left for San Antonio, Texas and the fun hasn't stopped since we got here. When we showed up we immediately set-up for the show and performed for a nice sized audience and might I say, our vocal chords were on point. However, our grand finale of singing "Yes, I believe" was so rudely interrupted by Ally Nash's faulty technical skills:) The track skipped over half the song but it's okay because we were very #blessed with Jackie Carder who saved the entire show and got us back on track. (Jackie... You the real MVP.) After the performance, the Central Christian Church of San Antonio's youth group provided us with ice cream, a mini dance party, and games.
Monday was personally my very favorite day we've had on this entire trip! We volunteered all day at the Inman Christian Center and it was probably one of the most heart-warming experiences I've been apart of throughout all my time in the Youth Group. We spent the day doing various chores in and around the building helping with organization, yard work, and anything else that needed polishing up. After we finished we got the chance to play with the children on the playground and performed a few of our musical songs. Being able to interact with the children showed me (and the rest of the youth) who exactly we were benefitting. As we were singing I noticed how interested the children were in our music and the tears in the Inman Center Staff's eyes really showed the appreciation they had for all the hard work we put in and it's truly a moment and experience I will never forget. After the Inman Center we took the most GLORIOUS showers at the Local YMCA and headed to the River Walk, where we spent the night out shopping and ate dinner at Cafe Olé. Half of my small group bought floppy hats for the beach on Thursday and I know that's one of those purchases that I'm really feeling good about now but will regret when it sits in my closet, untouched for the next 10 years...
ON TUESDAY WE PARTIED AT FIESTA TEXAS:):):) I was in the extreme group so we went on every big roller coaster in sight. It rained mid-day and most of the rides shut down for a few hours BUT we were able to make the best of it and play games in the nicely covered gazebo we found. When we got back to the church we ate dinner, did our bible study, and prepared for CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! We all got decked out in our Christmas getup to play Christmas games and dance our Christmas dances to wonderful Christmas Jams. After celebrating for a few hours, we ended our night with worship and then played a little game of SARDINES. All in all, the rest of the trip has some pretty big expectations to meet based off of how much FUN we had in San Antonio!
Wed, July 16, 2014