Seeing snow for the first time isn’t the only adventure the Children of the World International Children’s Choir has experienced in the past few months … but it was definitely one of their favorites.
Since the beginning of the choir’s nationwide tour in the fall, the children have visited numerous states and made countless memories that will last a lifetime.
One of the highlights for the kids is always seeing famous American landmarks, and the children have already gotten to mark several off their list.
In Washington, D.C., they saw the White House, and in Chicago had a blast posing for photos beside “the Bean.”
On a visit to Pennsylvania, the children got to go to Hershey Park to learn how chocolate is made. Their eyes grew big when they spotted a giant 5-pound Hershey bar in the gift shop!
It was also in Pennsylvania that they experienced their first snow. Now, all the children want is to have a white Christmas!
The choir members spent their first American Thanksgiving at a camp in Ohio with all the traditional foods. Team leaders Keith and Kayla were sure to have rice on the menu, as well (which is a favorite with all of the children).
After the big meal, the children relaxed by playing games, watching Christmas movies, and writing letters to their sponsors.
Thanksgiving has been Susma’s favorite part of tour so far. She loved spending time with the entire team and getting to pray and eat together.
The team also spent time bonding at the original Krispy Kreme in North Carolina as well as jumping, zip lining, and rock climbing at a trampoline park.
Almost all of the children say that some of their favorite moments in the U.S. have come from the time they’ve gotten to share with the families that have hosted them.
Sushil got to go on an outing with his host family to pick out their Christmas tree. And Purity has quickly become a fan of American football, watching games with some of her host families. Peter is also a fan of sports. “I am so happy because I get to play basketball with my host families,” he said.
Whether you’ve attended a Children of the World event or have hosted the children yourself this year, you have helped make the kids’ American experience one that they’ll never forget.
So, for that, the choir wants to thank you and wish you a Merry Christmas!