I'm going on tour!! I remember the excitement when I got the news that I was selected to be part of this year's Extreme Tour in the US. Texts were sent, excited phone calls received, and immediately a list of things I had to do crossed my mind. Fast forward a month and a half, and here I am a few days away from starting this adventure.
I will be sharing my experiences with you as much as I can as we travel across the US sharing songs, laughter and life with people from all walks of life. I hope that you will beable to get a feel for the places we see, and those we meet as well as the amazing team I get to experience it all with. I don't think there is any way that I can truly anticipate what is to come, which is such a weird place to be in for me.
I was chatting with one of my fellow tour mates today and it clicked that this is going to be a journey of faith for us all. Firstly, we're all volunteers. Life on the road can be unpredictable on a good day, let alone when you aren't sure how you're going to pay for gas or food or anything for that matter. Then there's also the kind of tour we are embarking on. Some of the communities we are going to will be places of extreme need. I read a post from one of the artist that was in Detroit today. The host church had him sign a waiver before performing. What a wild experience that would have been.
As a Canadian, I am aware of the things that I will experience differently. Exchange rate, culture shock, racial tensions and being in the US during the peak of what will be one of the most important elections this nation will have faced in recent history, are all things that I am aware that this Canadian chick will have to navigate.
That being said, I am more than excited for all that is to come. Or maybe the right word is expectant. Yea, I know that this is going to be an adventure and I know that God will be with us as we embark on this journey. I know that God will provide and care for us. Wisdom, discernment, grace and patience will all be necessary and I know that the Holy Spirit will guide and help where I find myself weak.
I fly into Chicago Tuesday morning and hit the road on Wednesday. If you're the praying type, feel free to pray for me and the team. We'll gladly take it. I will be sharing updates here and posting on social media as much as possible. If you want to help with the financial side of things there is a GoFundMe page to help with that.
Thank you to all those who have given, prayed, sent love and best wishes. I couldn't do this without any of you! Catch you in a few days.