This page shows the highlights of our tour for the days July 10th through July 17th. Check our participants page to see which of us is reporting on a particular day!
Flower letters "NC" at Swimming pool at
North Carolina Welcome Center University of North Carolina -
"Cruisin' The Carolinas"
This morning we had a good breakfast. We made it to two states today, South Carolina and North Carolina. We went to a restaurant called Quincy's and stopped at Sam's Club to get drinking water.Today we went to visit North Carolina University and Duke University. We went to see the swimming pool at the University of North Carolina where the swimmers practice.
Duke University is in the city of Durham. When we got there, we saw the Duke Forest. There was a statue of Mr. Duke, and a "Gothic Style" chapel building.
Reporting: Matthew Akinwale
Pastor Sharon S. Riley, Sis.Michelle Harris & Deniese McAfee U.S. Navel Ship in a
Bishop Barbara Amos, at the "Waterside" Norfolk "Dry Dock" on the
Lauren Ellis & Laurie Fairmon Elizabeth River
in front of FDCC
"Southern Hospitality At It's Finest"
Good evening, today we departed from Creedmoor, North Carolina headed for Norfolk, Virginia to attend "Celebration 2000". This conference is being held at Faith Deliverance Christian Center (F.D.C.C.). When we arrived at F.D.C.C. Bishop Barbara M. Amos and Pastor Sharon S. Riley greeted us. As we got off the bus and entered into the sanctuary, the staff of F.D.C.C. also greeted us with open arms and warm smiles as they handed out our conference material. We were given an agenda of daily events.
After receiving our materials, we re-
We returned back to the church later that evening for dinner and attended F.D.C.C's weekly bible study. Thank you FDCC for your warm "southern" hospitality! Birthday Shout Outs: Sis. LaTanya Stacy, Tracy, Auntie Kim and Uncle Duck
Reporting: Lauren Ellis and Lauri Fairmon
Youth Enjoying Dance Rehersal at F.D.C.C. Praise Conference
Giving God The Glory In Virginia!
Hello! My name is Ashley Footman and I am reporting on Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk is the second largest city in Virginia. Virginia Beach is located at the mouth of the James Elizabeth and Nausemond River is at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. It's population is 261,229 (1990).
Norfolk, Virginia is a major seaport and an important military center, having the worlds largest concentration of Naval installation as well as United States Navy Marine and Coast Guard Facilities.
The town was founded in 1682. Its early growth was based on the West Indies trade and the Virginia and North Carolina.
Today at Faith Deliverance Christian Center (F.D.C.C.) we started our first day of our workshops. It was a good time of fellowship, worship and relationship with the various Churches. We really enjoyed ourselves as we started our time
of giving God the glory through Praise Dance and Drama.
Reporting: Ashley Footman
Let's Dance: A hip-
performed by Bethel's youth. conference participants. South Carolina participated
in the conference.
Praise Explosion is 'Off the Hook'
On this beautiful day that the Lord made, Daisy Oliver was the key to opening up the doors for "Youth Tour 2000."
The day began with a wonderful time of praise and worship at Faith Deliverance Christian Center. Their energy and love for the Lord was just heartwarming. It really blessed the youth of Bethel.
During the morning praise and worship, Bethel's youth (along with several dance ministries from other churches), were able to display our love for God through dance. It was so beautiful how dance could be very powerful. Moving our bodies to God's music "In His Name", blessed so many people.
After our time of fellowship ended, we continued having fun by participating in workshops to rehearse for the big "Praise Explosion" which occurred later in the evening.
During the ministry, the youth displayed all that they had learned over the past two days. It was awesome to witness and experience God's use of vessels of all ages.
Hugs and kisses to all my family!!! I love you!
Reporting: Daisy Oliver
Pastor Carol with Ms Williams and Shanelle Stanton with her Inside the Virginia Air
another employee from Gateway 2000 T-
Gateway 2000 and gift bag
"Thinking Out of the Box"
Today we went to morning session held at F.D.C.C. We experienced more mime, hip-
Later this evening, we witnessed an official Service of Ordination. This was a very formal service. There were individuals who were being elevated to the office of Elder and others who received their Ministerial Credentials.
We had a good day today full of fun and excitement. Thanks again to Gateway 2000 and F.D.C.C.!
Reporting: Shanelle Stanton
Daisy & Friends at F.D.C.C. Me & The Posse at Food Feast Enjoying Gospel "Soul Train"
"Food Feast At F.D.C.C."
Hi! My name is Aireaunn Webb. Today, I am your reporter. We attended a Friendship, Fellowship, Relationship and Worship Conference this week in Norfolk, Virginia. I participated in the "hip hop" dance workshop where "Missy", our instructor taught us a cool new dance. It only took two days to learn the dance. We presented this dance to the congregation of Faith Deliverance
Christian Center (F.D.C.C.) and the visiting churches on Thursday evening.
Now, I would like to tell you about today. We went to Faith Deliverance Christian Center to enjoy a "Food Feast." Everyone wore their conference "T-
Finally, we returned to the hotel and went swimming. This was the first time in a long time that we swam since arriving in Virginia.
Reporting: Aireaunn Webb
The "Big House" at Carter's Grove The Lincoln Memorial The Washington Monument
at "The Mall"
Headed For D.C.
Today we say good-
From Williamsburg, we headed for "D.C." where we visited the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran Memorial. The Vietnam Veteran Memorial was inscribed with the names of those veterans who served and died during the Vietnam War. This was a very fun and educational day!
Reporting: Peter Akinwale
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Gravesite of Robert Kennedy The Capitol Building
A DAY IN D.C.
Today was a busy day! We started our day with a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We learned how money is printed from start to finish. As we walked through the corridors, the printing ink smelled like wet paint. Our tour guide asked us to take a deep breath because it was the "smell of money".
We left the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and headed for the Museum of American History a part of the Smithsonian. We enjoyed lunch and a leisure self-
Our day doesn't end! After our Capitol tour, we drove to the Arlington Cemetery. When we arrived, Pastor Carol arranged to take a guided tour of the cemetery on a tram. I think everyone was really happy because there was applause and cheering when she made the announcement. During our tour of Arlington Cemetery, we visited the grave sites of John F. Kennedy, Jackie Onasis-
As this day drew to a close, we were tired! But not too tired to eat. We ended our day at a wonderful family buffet for good food and fellowship.
Reporting: Racquel Fairmon
Youth Tour 2000 Progress
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Education in Motion