Today we had a very unique opportunity. We got to worship and commune with over 33,000 Lutherans. If you think that you’ve ever waited a long time during communion, imagine communing with that many people! It really went well thanks to all the staff and volunteers that were involved and was probably hands down one of the best worship services I’ve ever been a part of.
Most of the other folks that were here for the gathering left today if they were bussing or flying back home. We’re not leaving for Pittsburgh until tomorrow afternoon which meant we got some time to RELAX! A rarity during the youth gathering… We did some shopping and ate some good food and had some fun swimming in the hotel pool.
Tomorrow, we have a variety of things we can do including sleeping in, shopping, or going on a cemetery tour and through the Garden District. It’s been a long, awesome week. I’ll upload the remaining pictures I have from today at some point tomorrow. For now, we’re ALL going to take a much needed rest. Peace!