Clog America arrived at 2 pm on July the 4th. They had flown for 15 hours. They were tired, but wanted to have a sacrament meeting. We met them at 4 pm had a short, wonderful, spiritual testimony meeting. The dancers and missionaries shared testimonies. To many, it was the best part of the whole affair. They were starved, and we had a potato bar with all the trimmings ready. The food was plentiful and great. The food was provided by the missionaries. The dancers ate and went to bed. They wanted to get up at 8 the next morning and go to Mars Hill with Elder and Sister Ollerton and Elder and Sister Bell. Elder and Sister Bell are the CES missionaries here. Elder Bell is a great teacher and has a great story about Mars Hill.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The dancers and primaries in their area raised $300.00 and donated it to Ellen (red dress), head of the ACS humanitarian project to help the people who were victims of the huge fires they had here. ACS is helping to re-build schools that were burned. This money was given to them and Mom and I gave them $130.00 of the grandkids christmas they gave us to help here in Greece. We could not think of a better or needed place for the money. Ellen cried when we told her the money came from our grandchildren.
These children are from the Greek Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They were our guests at the performance and the Cloggers gave them gifts of quilts, stuffed animals , clothing etc... that they had brought with them. The smiles were out of this world and brought tears to the eyes of many.
These 3 girls were entirely taken up with the dancers. They were at the afternoon performance and stayed after and got autographs from every dancer and muscian. In the evening performance they sat on the front row and after Dan (Cowboy in back) finished his number he through them his cowboy hat and they just about tore it apart fighting over it. In this photo, he just got it back.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Brother Hatch thanks us for helping him after the fireside. It was a great success. We had one of the largest groups to every attend an event at the branch. It was a great evening as Brother Hatch spoke on the power of music and played special arrangements of some of our favorite hymns. The Spirit was there in great abundance. The next night at the formal concert the difference could be felt.