We arrived in fine form, with all three flights on time and all luggage showing up with us. That was a huge relief for one and all. One night in a hotel, and we were off and running and pretending that no one had jet lag. Wednesday morning we visited the Apartheid Museum and learned quite a bit of the history of South Africa.
We next had a workshop at the University of Johannesburg with the Kingsway Choir Wednesday morning, where the choir learned a couple of songs and dances.
The first concert that evening was beautifully sung and very enthusiastically received by the audience.
Thursday, May 10 was a very full day. Two outreach visits to schools, where the kids loved Singers and in turn entertained the choir.
It is quite warm here, though they are insisting on calling it early winter. We were well into the 80s today. Both schools were in a township, and a bishop who grew up there escorted us through his hometown. The South Africans we have met are absolutely delightful, and are as thrilled to have us here as we are to be here. We had a wonderful dinner at another ward house, then sang our first fireside.