Day 9 – Presov, Slovakia

Posted by smr on June 22nd, 2012

Day 9 – Presov, Slovakia

Another very early morning for the 6 1/2 hour ride to the eastern end of Slovakia. Although it was a long drive, it was our first chance to see several ruined castles. We don't see many of those in Pittsburgh. We were due to play for some school children at noon, but we will still be on the bus at that time. Time to recalculate…

We arrived at the front door of the church 12:50 and we were nearly ready by the 1:00 concert time. There were about 232 students at the concert and they were full of questions since this was something totally new to them. They treated us to a wonderful lunch at a culinary school – their students have learned well!

After a couple of hours of free time we were on for a worship service at the Evangelical Church of the Trinity. The church was built in 1642, the organ was from 1787, and the sanctuary was beautiful! The sermon and liturgy were shortened so that the rest of the service would be musical. In the congregation tonight were several members of a work camp from Grove City, PA. It was

great to see them and to have a chance to connect with friends from home.

Everyone is off to a home stay tonight, so we will hear more tales in the morning.

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4 Responses to “Day 9 – Presov, Slovakia”

  1. What a great experience for everyone!! Love the pictures!! How are the kids holding up?

  2. Janet Trombetta

    Did Mark leave the real drum on the bus? Very creative use of your resources ;)

  3. amy pople

    Your setting is breathtaking! We’re so happy for all of you and proud of your teamwork. Looks like everyone is still standing…

  4. Sue McAllister

    Thank you for sharing your experiences!

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