Illinois/Ohio Itinerary

July 24, 2012 by  
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Friday Night , July 27, 7:00 pm–
A Night of Music to Promote Living Hope International Ministries 
(Open to the public)
Sharon Mennonite Church
1717 County Rd 140
Sugarcreek, OH 44681
 
Saturday Night, July 28,  6:00 pm
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
23338 Illinois Hwy 15
Bluford, IL 62814
 
Sunday Morning, July 29,  9:30 am
Trinity Christian Fellowship
1774 East County Road 1800 N
Sullivan, IL 61951

July trip to OH

July 19, 2012 by  
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We had a  refreshing trip to Ohio; being with old friends and singing again after a break in the schedule. It only turned exhausting on the road home, arriving back to the church around 4:00 am on Monday morning. We’re grateful again for another safe trip.

We enjoyed visiting with JR and Rhonda Schlabach on our trip. We stayed at their home, and Rhonda’s brother’s home right next door, for the duration of our stay in OH. (JR and Rhonda had done a year of VS in Reading, then stayed for a couple more years.) It was a sweet time of fellowship and renewing friendships with them, as well as many of you all that came out to listen and encourage us!

Almost ready to leave Friday morning, July 13, from the church parking lot. Hope to get the bus looking better by the next trip. Paint job is scheduled to be done SOON!

Almost ready to leave Friday morning, July 13, from the church parking lot. Hope to get the bus looking better by the next trip. Paint job is scheduled to be done SOON!

Excited for the first trip of the summer.

Excited for the first trip of the summer.

Sweet friendships on the bus: Chrissy Petersheim and Brooklyn Fox.

Sweet friendships on the bus: Chrissy Petersheim and Brooklyn Fox.

Higher Ground Quartet shared Friday evening with us in Wooster Square.

Higher Ground Quartet shared Friday evening with us in Wooster Square.

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The two quartets and Davie Richards: organizer of the event.

This event is growing and well-attended. We hope it is a blessing in the community.

This event is growing and well-attended. We hope it is a blessing in the community.

L to R: Marshall and Blake Fox, Jacob Petersheim-- ready for the program.

L to R: Marshall and Blake Fox, Jacob Petersheim-- ready for the program.

Staying with JR and Rhonda Schlabach: fun with Rhonda driving.

Staying with JR and Rhonda Schlabach: fun with Rhonda driving.

Fun times relaxing with JR and Rhonda during the weekend.

Fun times relaxing with JR and Rhonda during the weekend.

 Friday evening, the guys sang in Wooster Square; an event planned by Davie Richards. Saturday evening, they sang at Chester Mennonite Church, then Sunday morning at Messiah.

Hmmm... the discussion with new friends. How strong IS the bus? and Can't you understand what we're saying in Dutch?

Hmmm... the discussion with new friends. How strong IS the bus? and Can't you understand what we're saying in Dutch?

JR and Rhonda Schlabach were great hosts!

JR and Rhonda Schlabach were great hosts!

Sunday after the fellowship meal for lunch, we headed east 3 hours to Cochranton, PA to Pleasantview Mennonite Church. After church, Jason and Daryl decided to tackle the job of stopping the leaking air-conditioner before the trip home. Thank you to the help from the men at church, and to God, for an easy fix!

Air-conditioning unit was raining down on us the whole trip, so Jason and Daryl did some repair work on it before the return trip home.

Air-conditioning unit was raining down on us the whole trip, so Jason and Daryl did some repair work on it before the return trip home.

The men who so graciously outfitted the "repairmen" with tools, now have one less sawblade.

The men who so graciously outfitted the "repairmen" with tools, now have one less sawblade.

We arrived back in Reading at 4:00 am on Monday morning. Thank you everyone for your encouraging words and hospitality during our travels. Thanks to God for the safe trip!

Ohio– Here we come!

July 5, 2012 by  
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Following are the dates and times for our upcoming trip to Ohio. We’ll be arriving in the Wooster, OH area on Friday, July 13th. Here are the details.

Friday night, July 13, 7:00pm  Wooster Square
Sat Night, July 14 7:30 pm Chester Christian Fellowship, Wooster, OH
Sunday Morning, July 15 9:30 am – Messiah Mennonite Church
     5237 OH 557, Millersburg, OH 44654
Sunday Night, July 15 6:00 pm – Pleasantview Mennonite Church
     3488 Country Line Rd., Cochranton, PA
 

Updated photos

July 2, 2012 by  
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We’ve changed a little since some of our pictures on the website… so pardon our exhaustion, grime, and appearances (we were experiencing a fun, hot sight-seeing trip prior to our program in NY). Here we are!
From l to r: Danny Petersheim, baritone; Daryl Petersheim, lead; Jason Fox, bass; Brian Fox, tenor

From l to r: Danny Petersheim, baritone; Daryl Petersheim, lead; Jason Fox, bass; Brian Fox, tenor

From l to r: Dallas, Jason, Denise and Brooklyn

From l to r: Dallas, Jason, Denise and Brooklyn (missing on this trip, Caitlin and Molly)

 

Back row l to r: Darien, Renita, and Daryl and front row l to r: Chrissy, Guy, Jacob, and Whitney

Back row l to r: Darien, Renita, and Daryl and front row l to r: Chrissy, Guy, Jacob, and Whitney

Danny and his family

Danny and his family

Brian's abbreviated family (his three girls were absent on this trip); Brian, Sheryl, and boys l to r: Marshall, Bryce, and Blake

Brian's abbreviated family (his three girls, Carissa, Andrea, and Tamara were absent on this trip); Brian, Sheryl, and boys l to r: Marshall, Bryce, and Blake

Keystone Boys Camp 2012

July 2, 2012 by  
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The guys enjoyed singing to the arrows campers on Thursday night, June 28 at Promised Land Camp in Conestoga, PA. As close as we could figure, this is the eighth year we’ve done this– and loved it every time! Danny was absent for this program; he was on a family trip to Colorado. Instead, Marcus rejoined the quartet for the evening, revisiting old songs, and jumping right into some of the quartet’s new songs.

Ages 9-14 boys; plus counselors and camp staff

Ages 9-14 boys; plus counselors and camp staff

Camp Directors (doing a phenomenal job), Arthur and Lorinda Dexter

Camp Directors (doing a phenomenal job), Arthur and Lorinda Dexter

Favorite songs in this crowd: a rousing rendition of "Is that Footsteps that I hear", and the big quartet mix-up, "Just a little talk with Jesus"

Favorite songs in this crowd: a rousing rendition of "Is that Footsteps that I hear", and the big quartet mix-up, "Just a little talk with Jesus"

An extra pull for the Garment of Praise this year: Brian's son, Bryce, one of the arrows campers.

An extra pull for the Garment of Praise this year: Brian's son, Bryce, was one of the arrows campers.

Bryce and friends

Bryce and friends

The guys finished out the night with visiting with the campers and enjoying root beer floats. Thank you to the cooks, counselors, directors, and all who make the camp possible. We were blessed to be there, as I’m sure the boys are, as well.