Ohmigoodness!! Just when I thought my day, my week and my life couldn’t get any more wild and crazy! Tonight [Thursday July 23, 2015] Choir members were asked to arrive a half hour early to rehearsal for a “special presentation.” I thought it must have something to do with our East Coast Tour we just returned from two weeks ago. I imagined a fun “recap video” they wanted to share with us. Well … I was slightly off.
The meeting DID have something to do with Tour … ANOTHER TOUR!
Happening in just 12 months from now!
Here was the big announcement moment captured on video (OK, we knew something pretty big was up with all the cameras in the room, but I seriously had no idea it would be THIS).
Yes, that’s me in the video at the beginning leaping up REALLY excited [and yes, my family and friends are already laughing at my expense, so feel free to go ahead].
The Choir goes on tour every other year. So, the next tour we expected was 2017. This 2016 CENTRAL EUROPEAN TOUR will be unique in so many ways. Actually leaving North America – headed to SIX European Countries?! Mind Boggling. The Choir organization has not been outside of North America since 1998!
20 DAYS, 10 CITIES, 7 CONCERTS, 6 COUNTRIES!
GERMANY * AUSTRIA * SWITZERLAND * BELGIUM * NETHERLANDS * FRANCE
So, remember how stressed I was about stuff a few hours ago, (yeah, I guess that was only a few hours ago…) and how weird and uncertain everything has been with my job situation and life in general? Well, all I can say is I am sure really glad this tour announcement happened right now, on this day, at this time! THAT could not have been timed better. Now that I know what is coming next summer, this changes everything. Mr. Mo and I won’t be going to Spain this year (glad I didn’t book the flights). I have additional information I need that will help me as I consider my job offers and make some big career decisions in the next few days.
The Lord is working in wonderful, mysterious and marvelous ways!
To illustrate my point further, here is a sweet interview with our new Choir President – Ron Jarrett. President Jarrett is the first Tabernacle Choir President who sang as a 20-year member of the choir. He made it very clear from the moment he took leadership that his goal was to take the Choir outside the USA. We didn’t know it would happen so quickly!
“Nothing happens by chance in this church!” – Ron Jarrett
Nothing has been happening by chance in my own life, either.
When you stop and think about it, I bet you could say the same thing about your life, too.
I am starting to see what the Lord’s been up to. All of the pieces are beginning to fall into place. I’m looking forward to even more surprises. There are definitely more big changes coming as the days go on, and somehow I think this is only the beginning of a lot of excitement! – MoSop