But then I started wondering about the purpose of the mission in the first place--the why of our journeys of yore. It has always been about connection and becoming conduits of the love of Christ while we connect with each other in a shared experience.
I wasn't convinced the youth would buy into it. So on a zoom call a couple of weeks ago I asked them. Nearly every person on that call committed to participate and began offering ideas for how to make it successful. So I pushed the idea to the whole youth choir, and more than half of them signed up.
I should have had more faith in them.
Back in March, teachers turned their entire educational model on a dime. In a period of days they went from teaching in a classroom to teaching through a computer. This was traumatic for them, and difficult practically and emotionally. But they did it. And if they could pull that off, surely I could figure out how to make a single week work.
I began by asking the youth what the most important parts of music mission are. After that, I started thinking through how to make those things happen with integrity and authenticity. Starting on June 7, we'll figure out how I did.
One of the things the youth said I should make happen is this blog. I don't know how engaging it will be, but I told them I'd do it. Only one post a day, though, because I hope I don't need to let the parents know of our safe arrival each day!
Wish us luck! We're venturing into the unknown from the relative comfort of our own home...