Here's to the end of a very exciting weekend! It was not only Valentine's weekend, but also Parent's weekend. It was so neat to meet some of the people who have raised my friends and have so much in common with them regardless of how much they want to admit it. Friday my mother came up and was able to go to my nursing class and also my Christian ethics class. She sat enthralled in Nursing, on bated breath as we discussed Urinary Elimination. While some yawned (we are in the class nearly everyday) she soaked up every word and said she thoroughly enjoyed it. It was neat to be able to share the Vespers experience with her as we sat side by side learning about Muslim-Adventist relations and how best to reach those who are Islamic in faith.
Sabbath morning the SAU choirs sang at all three services! It's definitely an endeavor, but so satisfying as worship. Our first piece, 'No Rocks a Cryin' was a gospel piece that had an a cappella section that was so much fun to perform! My favorite ' 'Let Everything That Has Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord' was my favorite. It had neat minor/major conflictions and an awesome crescendo part that the sopranos built on each other's voices. A lunch was provided for parents and students in the gym complete with spaghetti and salad. Saturday night the different departments had open houses so parents could meet and greet the teachers and see the classrooms. Sunday morning was a 'President's Brunch' with Dr. Bietz, a question and answer session, and a string quartet. It was really quite nice.
The beginning of the SonRise celebrations and organizations have also begun. Auditions are ongoing this week and some took place last week. On Tuesday evening I walked into the Fellowship Hall of Collegedale Church with my nerves racing. I had a monologue pretty ready and my student profile ready to turn in. The audition went pretty well, and I find out this week whether or not I got a part as Mary or Mary Magdalene, or the woman who touched Jesus' robes. This week I'm also trying out for the Resurrection scene for one of the angel parts. I haven't seen SonRise before and am happy about being involved this year. They are looking for many people to be involved whether it be as a member of the mob or to help with props, costumes, animals, etc. Look for the flyers around campus for contact information. I hear nearly 500 people are involved each year, so it'll be a huge project and I'm sure a great ministry.