|"When will that Choo Choo get here? I'm so excited!!!"|
|Very happy to be on a Choo Choo...|
|Two good buddies by the end of the service.|
|Young Mom who has only been living in Nice for 3 weeks.|
Feeling assured that Cozzie was in good hands, I went to the sanctuary for the service. The songs were traditional songs which I recognized for the most part. The Pastor's message was based on John 20: 1-18 and made the message of Resurrection very clear. I was thankful to be sharing in an Easter service with about 75 other people who represented many countries.
We did not stay for the potluck meal afterward as I was afraid of it getting too late and dark as we headed to the tram and the hotel.
|Sorry for the out of focus shot but it gives an idea of the congregation.|
|Trying to see everything...|
|Watching another little boy...|
|Talking to the other child in the mirror...|
|But it was really nice to have Papa and Mama come home...|
|I'm convinced God helped open this parking spot below our hotel window for the van!|
Papa and Mama had a wonderful time in Istanbul. The concert was perhaps one of the best experiences Shara has had. It was a sold out event - 400 people in the audience. Everyone knew all the words to her songs and sang along as she performed. Then they requested more numbers from previous albums and it was apparently a very satisfying experience for everyone - performers and audience.
A dear friend of theirs who lives in NYC but is a native son of Istanbul, came from the states to be with them for this show. He then gave them his personal service as a guide to Istanbul. This gave them such a wonderful experience there. They had a great time though returned quite exhausted. But it was a very sweet reunion with Cozzie when they walked into the hotel room as we were reading stories in preparation for nap-time. Nap-time was delayed for awhile.
We have one more day in Nice and on Wednesday morning will leave early headed for Zurich, Switzerland. I'll be taking you along for the next week with me as I have time and internet service.