3 states, 3 bands, 1 day
Monday, I went to Indiana, met up with Jane, then to Michigan to see Heather and the Allegan County Fair. While the sloppey joes, homemade raspberry pie, and HUGE eclairs were enough to warrant the trip, we went to see Sixpence None the Richer and Jars of Clay. What a fabulous concert - we had a great time! The lead singer for Sixpence is about seven months pregnant (Jane's guess, I concur) and did a whole show. You go girl! Jars of Clay did a bunch of songs I knew, so that was fun too. Before their encore, the lead singer came out a did a talk on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. It was powerful. He talked stats - 8,000 people die every day from the disease. He talked about the people he met when he visited last year, about the loss of hope and dreams, and the dreams and hopes of one child who will not likely live long enough to fulfill them. Then he talked about the Church's response. He called the Church to do more, and not ignore these people in need just because some say AIDS is the consequence of sin. He said "We have been so well loved. We should be able to love well." He gave us a link to check out - World Vision's Hope Initiative sponsors children who have been orphaned by AIDS. Just thought I'd pass it on. Blessings, y'all!