REHOBOTH'S JOURNEY FOR
JESUS STOPS AT TRINITY
enjoyed a taste of Southwestern culture when the Rehoboth Christian School
Choir wrapped up its 12-day Journey for Jesus tour with a concert at the
College Monday, April 5.
The Rehoboth singers, uniformly
clad in green shirts, showed few signs of road weariness when they shared
the Ozinga Chapel stage with choirs from Elim and Westside Christian schools
for an evening of praise and celebration. After each group sang individually,
they combined their choirs for three selections en masse before Rehoboth
boarded the coach for the 28-hour ride back to New Mexico.
"Our kids really look forward
to this tour," said Ron Polinder, executive director at Rehoboth. "It's
a completely different geographical and cross-cultural experience for them
because many of them have never been out of the Southwest. They get the
opportunity to see different people, schools, and churches, which broadens
their understanding of the world."
The touring contingent included
a 60-voice choir made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as
adult chaperones. They departed from home on March 26 for a week of visits
to churches and schools in western Michigan. While they were at Trinity,
they displayed and sold Southwest crafts, art, and jewelry.
Rehoboth Christian School
teaches students in kindergarten through 12th grade, more than half of
whom are Native American. Their Journey for Jesus tour occurs every two
years. They have made tentative plans to tour America's Heartland in 2006
and may return to the Midwest in 2008.
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