Saturday, May 21, 2011

STARS and Host Family Party

At 4PM this afternoon the STARS team and their host families gathered to get to know each other better and to celebrate the birthdays of three STARS moms.    Karen Sutherland and Nita Newing both celebrated their 70th birthday today and the French team had balloons and streamers decorating the room.  We were served delicious French pastry cakes and they made a &) out of Rice Krispie Treat.   It is a birthday they will never forget.  

Then we celebrated Brenda Kopp's birthday, which occurred the day before we left.   It was a wonderful time to get to know our new friends.   Gifts were exchanged and greeted each other with kisses on the cheeks.   One STAR remarked, "I think we should do this at home."  

After the party we met together and celebrated God's goodness.  We are studying the 23rd Psalm in our team meetings and have rejoiced over how the Lord has been our Shepherd these past days and taken care of all our needs.   

The STARS practiced chimes and autoharps in the church and we are getting ready for the service tomorrow night.   Kettingers share their faith story in the morning service and Cheryl Newing, Kristin and David Brinker will share their stories at night.   The team will also present the drama of the Good Samaritan and Kristin Knosp and Daniel will be singing the Servant Song.     Please pray that God will use this time.  


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