Some photos from this past week!
Sundays are my days off from training. And today, I had the opportunity after going to church with my host family, to eat lunch at the local Chinese buffet. Being from the SF Bay Area, I knew going in that the food wasn’t going to be that great, and it certainly lived up to that expectation. It had a very… casino hotel buffet type feel, which certainly added to my amusement being there. It also upset my stomach a bit. All in all, I think I got the full experience there.
On top of that, I learned how to fire a shotgun and also had the opportunity to shoot some clay pigeons over my host family’s corn field. I nailed 4/5 on my first round of shooting ever! Felt pretty awesome afterwards (and a bit sore in the shoulder).
Lastly, music practice has been going well, with plenty of ups and downs. We’re learning and being challenged to emit more of a stage presence, which is hard when you don’t exactly have all the songs memorized yet and still have to think about them— and when you think you look foolish trying to hype up rows of empty pews. In spite of that, it’s been fun enjoying playing music with others.
Many of you want to know more details about what I’ll be doing in Singapore. The honest answer: whatever it is Singapore YFC (the ministry we’re assisting) wants us to do. So far, it’s meant taking a lot of group photos like the ones I’m posting, which are meant to promote the concert we’ll be playing. In the future, it might mean going on stage and embarrassing ourselves with our lack of Singlish knowledge, playing coffee shop sets, leading worship at different small groups, or even just helping move and pass out fliers. Though we might only be playing at most 5 full-band concerts, it’s all good. We’re going abroad for the sake of the Gospel, to aid the local ministry in their efforts to reach those who don’t know about Jesus, giving them a chance to hear and respond.
Blogging my CTI missions trip here. Got to do some exciting things today :)