“You will be amazed at the German that your students will be speaking when they come home! Speaking of home, many of the students (and sponsors) are ready to get back to home – family, friends, pets and computers.
You would be so proud of them. They have been singing so beautifully and have been having many new experiences. I have been so proud to be connected with your students, especially this week. We received compliments from the conference stage managers on how well your students handled themselves during the sound check and rehearsal for our conference session. This made the job so much easier. We have also received compliments from the waitstaff at restaurants about how beautiful and polite the students are. Thank you for your part in encouraging your students to be like Christ in our world.
At the conference we are divided into small family groups. It has been so exciting to see students visiting with other students and listening to their experiences – did you know that teenagers in Germany watch YouTube, use MySpace and Facebook? They also struggle with spiritual issues and long to make a difference in the world for God!
Yesterday we met a young man who had been our interpreter in Puebla, Mexico when Texas Baptist All-State was there several years ago! He still has the shirt we gave him and remembers the names of several of the students. He even remembered some of the songs we sang that year!
Does Texas Baptist All-State make a difference in students lives? Ja! Yes, it does! The experiences, musical and spiritual cannot be measured, but they are life changing!
Thank you for your support. Thank you for your prayers! Thank you for sharing your students with us! Danke!”
Tim Studstill; Director, Music and Worship, Baptist General Convention of Texas