Amish Experience and “Jesus” (Tuesday)

We had an amazing lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant.  It was served family-style, and included delicious fried chicken and glazed ham as our proteins, with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, and apple sauce as our sides.  So much food was served that even at the “big boys’s table”–with myself, Bo, Hutch, and Rick–we didn’t finish half of what they served us.  One of the kids said, “if this is how they cook, I could be Amish just for that!”

The highlight of today was the production of Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theater.  The show was sold out (thankfully PJ had bought our tickets months ago), and the facility itself is amazing.  It’s a Christian organization that presents only Christian/Biblical musicals.    Jesus is their newest production.  It is a 2 hour, action-packed, Broadway-quality musical that stirred the sold-crowd and presented Jesus as God who came to rescue people, both as individuals and  collectively.  The technical production is unmatched. Live animals featured prominently: doves flying overhead, pigs, goats, sheep and camels and Roman soldiers riding horses down the aisles and onto the main stage.  I don’t have words to describe the beauty and impact of this work of art.  At our end-of-day meeting, there was much discussion about the beautiful thing they had experienced today, and how the life and message of Jesus seemed more real now.

We were able to have a bit more free time this evening, getting back to this beautiful resort a little after 6.  We had a cook-out near the pool for dinner.  Rick and Charles grilled hot dogs and we had mac and cheese prepared by several of the chaperones.  Yum!  The kids were able to unwind with basketball, ping-pong, fellowship, the pool, and just hanging out together in this beautiful resort.

4 thoughts on “Amish Experience and “Jesus” (Tuesday)

  1. Ashley Coppedge June 13, 2018 — 10:01 am

    Wow!! Looks like the kids are not only ministering to others but also being ministered to along the way. So glad you guys are having fun while spreading the name of Jesus.


  2. Connie Batchelder June 13, 2018 — 3:16 pm

    Many thanks again for this blog. It is wonderful to use as conversation starters for when the group returns. I now know what Wes has been foing so that when he returns home and I ask him how the trip went ,and he just answers with, “good”, I can maybe get him to elaborate with me!


    1. Thanks, Connie. It is hard to get it done because the only time is late, after everyone else has gone to bed, but it’s worth it. If nothing else, writing about it helps cement the experience in my brain.


  3. Tricia Satterlie June 13, 2018 — 9:01 pm

    Thanks so much for a peek into each day of the journey. Very grateful ❤️.


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