After our late, late evening arriving at our host homes last night, Tom encouraged everyone to sleep in today (as long as the hosts did not have to get up early to go to work.) We gathered at 10:00 a.m at the First Presbyterian Church in Granville. This is the home church of Carol and Danny Worrell, former DUMC members. Their sons, Joseph and Robert have been traveling with us on tour. Within walking distance of the church is Denison University, a private, 4 year college founded in 1831. It is the second oldest liberal arts college in Ohio and it has a beautiful small campus.
At lunchtime we walked back into town and spread out in groups to experience the various culinary delights of Granville. This town is so quaint and beautiful. One of the adults remarked that this must be the ideal American town to live in. Granville is a rural area, in the geographic center of Ohio, known for its New England character and historic architect. Even though it is small, there was a nice variety of restaurants to choose from, including Mexican, Italian, Vietnamese, Burgers, small cafes and diners. Some of the adults were craving salads. (We haven’t had too many green things to eat on this trip!) There was something for everyone. We all met afterward for ice cream at Whits Ice Cream shop and decided that this should definitely be a day to chill out. Some went shopping to explore the shops, others went back to the church to nap, read or play games and others walked down to Hudson Lake, a few blocks from the downtown area.
Tonight was our last concert on tour. Even though everyone is tired from a busy week, the kids sang their best and had a great time. Some new members were added to the men’s choir; Evan Kamuf, Shane Johnson and Micah Tsoi joined “Prayer for the Children.” They sounded spectacular.
Have I mentioned our bus driver Paul? He is our biggest fan. Every night he parks his bus at a hotel and calls Uber to pick him up and drop him at the places where we are singing. He hasn’t missed a concert yet. Be sure to thank him for driving all of these miles safely with such precious cargo!
Tuesday is our travel day and we will be heading home. I think I can safely say that your children have grown this week. They have experienced God in a new way. They have found their tryst. Come to our Welcome Home concert this week and experience what we have witnessed all week. You won’t be disappointed. This is Sue, signing out.