Tour is History

Jul 24, 2012

Oasis Chorale Tour 2012 is history. We’re trying to smile because it happened and not weep because it’s over. It’s a bit of a let down to start the day knowing that we won’t see any of those cheery faces we’ve been accustomed to seeing every day for the past 2 weeks. But we return to our respective duties feeling richer for the friendships we’ve strengthened or begun and with phrases from our songs stamped deep into our hearts.
Our tour ended with many of us battling a friendly little stomach bug, but we didn’t let that stop us! Our final concert was given to an overflow crowd at Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church in Bourbon, IN. They graciously allowed us to use their building for rehearsal at the beginning of tour and housed us for many nights both at the beginning and the end. They also fed us more food than we could measure. Thank You, Sandy Ridge friends! We closed out our Sunday with one Last Supper and sitting around talking and enjoying each other’s stories.
Monday morning found most of us enjoying our final time together over breakfast at Maria’s House of Pancakes before heading in every direction toward our homes and the real world. We remember that no matter where our varied paths take us, there is One who is with us and who said: “I will not leave you comfortless…I will come again to you…and your heart shall rejoice!”