You know how some days just are not that good. You just make it through the day knowing that when it is over you can go to bed and when you get up the next morning things will surely look better? Well, for my drama queen, yesterday was NOT one of those days!! Yay! Everything went as planned.
My drama queen was the only person from New Mexico to be a part of this trip. So she was all alone heading out yesterday morning. But that didn't last long. Everyone involved with this adventure was asked to wear the t-shirt my drama queen was wearing in the picture I posted yesterday. This made it so easy to spot others who were also traveling with her group. At her layover in Dallas she met up with others so her "all alone" time didn't last long.
They all made it to Miami. I think there all almost 300 of them total. (I can't imagine all those kids coming in on different flights at different times, getting all of them met at the airport, luggage, everyone to hotels........bless all those in charge...) They had dinner and a group meeting of study and then broke into their smaller teams. I think the teams consist of about 30-40 kids. They had a chance to begin to get better acquainted with their teams and then had auditions.
One of the ways they will be sharing Jesus is through drama. No, not the kind of drama you usually have when you have teenagers together, but through a play they will be presenting. So they had auditions for the various characters in the play first thing. They can then spend the time they need in drama training before they leave for Guatemala. My drama queen got the part of the china doll which is the lead and of course, she was thrilled!!
My drama queen's report when she called to check in last night: "Everyone is SO nice, the hotel is SO cool and I get to be the CHINA DOLL. " When she was 2 and 3 years old, I thought she looked like a china doll. :)