May 19 – We arrived in Harbin around 8:30 at night. They were gracious and cancelled our concert since we were exhausted. They feed us pizza and the kids stayed with the students in their dorm rooms.
May 20 – We got to sleep in until 7:30, which was wonderful. The students had two concerts. The afternoon concert was at the Harbin school where their high school students performed for us. They did the main theme from Lion King and one from Sister Act. Both were absolutely incredible and most of us were crying when they were finished. They had tried out for the China music festival (a two year process and the festival only happens every three years) and took first place with their songs. (I am sure your student will have a video of their performance). After our performance they asked if they could sing a blessing over us. They circled us extended their hands upward and sang. When they were finished, there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. It was annointed and we were the ones that were blessed.
May 21 – We left early from Harbin 4:45am was the call time to get to the airport. We flew into Xian where the Shannxi University bussed us to our next stop 4 hours away. We arrived ate quickly and went to the South campus to perform.
May 22 – Today we were blessed to visit a like minded Orphanage. Students played with the children and held the babies. These babies are special needs children with physical issues and some mental issues. It was a heart wrenching time as we understood how we are commanded to love the widows, orphans, and aliens. The Father’s heart has always been for the down-trodden and disadvantaged. We rushed from there and went to the North campus to perform again. We were served a wonderful dinner and then taken back to the South campus to have a time of Cultural Exchange with the students studying the Arts. They performed and we sang a couple accapella songs.
We leave early tomorrow to head to Chengdu. We will be there for 6 days. We are hoping to have wifi so we can send pictures. Until then, thank you for remembering us and touching the people of China through us. Lives are being changed, and it isn’t just the Chinese.
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