One can change one –
Today we took an adventure tour to Winchester! It wasn’t just a fun day … it was an impactful day!
We checked out Winchester Cathedral first. The goal was to just go in and marvel and the majesty and grandeur of it and low and behold, 5 minutes after we got in, we were able to witness a ‘Turning of the Page’ ceremony held every 3rd Tuesday of the month. It was so beautiful. The priest, his assistant, an officer and, the 2 trumpeters!
On the first row were ex-military (many highly decorated) from the Royal Rifle Brigade of WWII. It only lasted 15 minutes but it moved us all. Our students interacted with a few of them after the ceremony, thanking them for their service.
Then ‘Bill’ came up to us and asked us if we were ready for our tour… long story short, we didn’t know if we were going to do one… are we EVER glad we did.
Bill had such a passion for God, his glory and the story of the Cathedral. We were ALL mesmerized! And I mean ALL! He could have talked all day and we still would not have wanted to leave. He made history come alive and he left us with this thought at the end. “No matter what you believe, a Cathedral has the power to drop you to your knees in awe!” He was not kidding. There was a holy reverence felt by all of us! I don’t believe I’ll ever tour a Cathedral that has been built for the glory of God in the same way. One (God) CAN change one (Bill) …. then ….. One (Bill) CAN change one (each one of us)!
We then spent the afternoon exploring and shopping … and shopping … and exploring … and shopping!
We returned back to our home base, had dinner then talked through tomorrow morning.
It’s a big day – it’s ministry day!
Please pray for us to work together as a team and to be a blessing to the school. We want to have fun and glorify God!
Our scripture is Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses (yee-haw) but we will trust in the name of the Lord our God!”
Our skit is David and Goliath rewritten as a western Melodrama!
Then we will go into the younger classrooms and do crafts that we brought with us!
We will also get to participate in their Physical Education classes! Or so we were told!
Thursday morning we will head out early to London!