***WE WILL NOT BE ON THE TODAY SHOW ON MONDAY BUT RATHER WEDNESDAY MORNING!!!!!!***
This is the word we are walking away feeling today. An unbelievably fun and holy experience throughout the day, that began in a little bit of disappointment and ended in delight and enlightenment.
We woke up around 7:00-7:30, ate a quick breakfast, and sang at worship. After the service we met with some of the congregation, gave a tour of the bus to some 6 year olds, and made our way torwards the beach.... When dissapoontment hits. The bus did not have proper permissions to park at the beach...
We changed our course to New York City a little early and ended up eating at pier 17, where our Water Taxi would pick us up as well.
We toured the skyline, took pictures if the Statue of Liberty and made our way back to the bus for a continued tour of Manhatten with Paul. We passed through Times Square and right up the street was the Covenent House.
The magic of God really began to show here. At first, everyone had there reservations about what they were going to see and experience. When you hear about a homeless shelter in New York for at risk teens, you expect rough, hardcore gang kids who don't want to hear your God songs. And honestly at first, that's what we saw around us walking in.
We set up for dinner there and began chatting amongst ourselves when finally some of the residents arrived to the hall where we were sitting. We were hesitant at first but slowly moved in and started talking with the residents.
After a little time and a little more food, introductions soon turned to conversations which led to a miniature talet show with us sing our songs, them sharing their talents musically and with public speaking. After our alloted time, we split up and began socializing. We all learned that the social expectations we had were completely off base.
We left in an enlightened and happy mood as, in Dan's words, "advocates" for the people who are misunderstood in the world.
Pictures below and more to come tomorrow.... BIG NOTE!!!!!!!!!!
WE WILL NOT BE ON THE TODAY SHOW ON MONDAY BUT RATHER WEDNESDAY MORNING!!!!!!