SUMMARY OF NAS TOURS - Past and Present

 

Tour 2015

After singing in California for the Marines, we returned to our favorite city in the world, Hong Kong.  Each day, we performed for several school assemblies in the mornings.  In the afternoons and evenings we kept very busy singing for public auditoriums, special programs for church groups, single moms, street people (under the freeway bridges), food distribution for the poor, and singing for street and harbor public performing areas.  On weekends, we sang for churches, always doing some songs in the churches’ own languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Thai) and a special July 4th extravaganza for the American Club.  In China, we sang for factory audiences and churches.  Wonderfully receptive audiences.  And we did take off a day to enjoy Window of the World (Chinese version of our own Epcot Center in the Florida Disney Complex).  Since it was very hot, we especially enjoyed the Northern Countries’ Ice palace, with skating and sledding!  Australia in July it is Winter time.  Changing from shorts and T shirts, we put on long pants, sweaters and rugby shirts and jackets.  As in Hong Kong, we took time for shopping and sight seeing, especially enjoying ferry rides to famous beaches, Toronga Zoo, and Sydney tower.  Mostly we sang for school assemblies, but also had time for youth programs and churches (including our favorite Arabic church) in the Sydney, Wollongong, and Newcastle regions.  One hundred twenty four programs for 37,000 plus students and factory workers.

Tour 2014

In Hong Kong, we performed for several school assemblies each day, sang in public auditoriums, for street performing areas, and banquets in the evenings, and helped with several projects feeding the poor.  In Northern Thailand, we sang for school assemblies, churches, seminaries, taught English in the schools, helped in orphanages and children’ homes, rode elephants and ox carts in the jungle, floated down a jungle river on bamboo rafts, and enjoyed traditional Thai meals and dancing.  Nearly a hundred performances in a little over a month, for 27 thousand plus young people.


2013

We performed multiple times for thousands of world leaders at the Baptist Youth World Conference in Singapore, trained and led the International Mass Choir, met new friends from all over the world in our small groups, helped pack 287,500 meals for refugees in Cambodia (in four hours!), and joined in worship and stretched our minds and hearts in main sessions and in seminars.  In Hong Kong, we performed for several school assemblies each day, sang in public auditoriums, for street performing areas, and banquets in the evenings, and helped with many projects feeding the poor.  In China, we taught English classes and loved and shared with young workers in many factories.

2012

In Hong Kong, we performed for several school assemblies each day, sang in public auditoriums, for street performing areas, and banquets in the evenings, and helped with several projects feeding the poor.  In Northern Thailand, we sang for school assemblies, churches, seminaries, taught English in the schools, rode elephants and ox carts in the jungle, and floated down a jungle river on bamboo rafts.  One hundred and two performances in a little over a month, for 30 thousand plus young people.

2011 – Hong Kong and China (Mainland)

One to three school assemblies each day in Hong Kong, and shows at public auditoriums, banquets, churches, on the streets and even more public performances every afternoon and evening. Schools in Hong Kong are open to the gospel, and Youth for Christ, our hosts, work in close cooperation with local churches and school chaplains to provide follow-up for the hundreds of students who invite Jesus into their lives. In China, we have the privilege of providing entertainment and sharing the gospel with thousands of young factory workers. The young people are very open to our message that provides hope for the future, and reminds them that they have a Christian family to help out in this life as well.

2010 – Tasmania, Sydney, Hong Kong

Ten days of school assemblies in Hong Kong, another ten days of school assemblies in Tasmania, and another ten days of school assemblies in Sydney, Australia. We also sang in shopping malls, public auditoriums, churches, retirement homes and worked in inner-city ministries. Posed with kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils, and enjoyed being hosted by our sister choir (True Blue) in Australia. A good summer, with over 900 students and US military men coming to know the Lord in our programs.

2009 – China, Hong Kong

School assemblies, parks, churches, city streets, public auditoriums, an Asia-wide Convention, and The Ark Theme Park in Hong Kong. Enjoyed our time inside mainland China. Climbed the Great Wall, visited the Forbidden City, the Olympic venues, and other sites in Beijing.

 

2008 – Russia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany

Churches, streets, parks, and cathedrals in all.  Singing for Summer Camps, Orphanages, Children’s hospitals, Home for runaways, and Drug Rehab, as well as churches and parks in Russia.  Featured at Baptist World Youth Conference in Leipzig, Germany.

2007 – Hong Kong, India, Singapore

School assemblies, parks, churches, city streets in Hong Kong.  Churches, assemblies and Home for Abused Girls in Singapore.  School and College assemblies, churches and city-wide programs in Nagaland and in New Delhi.

2006 - Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand

School assemblies and churches in all, rode elephants in jungle in Thailand

2005 - Tasmania, Sydney, Hong Kong

City Wide Crusade in Hong Kong, plus schools and churches in all areas.

2004 - Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand

School, churches, civic programs in Singapore and Thailand, featured at BaptistWorld Youth Conference in Hong Kong, featured at Baptist World (Adult) Conference along with Larnelle Harris, also shared programs with Larnelle for US Military bases in Korea and at Central Baptist Suwon.

2003 - Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland Military bases.

Churches and civic programs in all countries, plus taught an English school for two weeks in Czestochowa, Poland, visited Krakow and Other famous sites including concentration camps at Berkinau/Auschwitz

2002 - Italy, Switzerland

All branches US Military bases, plus local churches in Italy and Switzerland, Visited all tourist sites (Rome, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Pompeii, etc.).

2001 - Brisbane, Sydney, Wallongong

School assemblies and church programs in Brisbane, Sydney, the coast, and Wallongong

2000 - Hong Kong, China, Macau, Singapore

Schools and churches in HK and Singapore, for UN in Macau, for University, City festivals, TV, and premiered new Cultural Center in China.

1999 - Sydney, Hong Kong, New Zealand

School programs, church programs in Sydney, Hong Kong, and Auckland

1998 - Perth, Singapore, Taiwan

Schools and churches in Perth and Albany, Schools in Singapore, World Trade Center concert for ORTV in Taipei

1997 – Melbourne

BWA program at Olympic Stadium, Melbourne, plus schools and churches throughout Victoria State.

1996 – US

Concerts at Naval Academy and large churches coast to coast, visited Washington DC, sang at Silver Dollar City in Branson

1995 - Venezuela, Puerto Rico

Five state concert tour for International Mission Board in Venezuela, Puerto Cabello Opera House, concerts in Puerto Rico

1994 - West Coast, Canada

Church, military, and civic programs in Western US and Canada

1993 - Zimbabwe, England, Wales

Raised funds for UK Baptist scholarship fund with concerts around England and Wales, featured at Baptist World Youth Conference in Harare, jungle safari and visit to Victoria Falls, evening jungle boat ride on Zambezi River. Sang for the Super Bowl half time show.

1992 – US

Churches, camps, prisons, in Central and Western US

1988 - Scotland, England, Switzerland

Featured at Baptist World Youth Conference in Glasgow, other civic and church Concerts in London and in Switzerland

1986 - West Coast, Jamaica

US churches and civic programs, then churches and VBS for NAMB in Jamaica

1985 - US

1984 - Argentina, Brazil, Peru

Featured at Baptist World Youth Conference, and sang at Teatro Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires, TV special for Dr. Fanini on continent wide show in Rio, Other church programs, plus a visit to Iguacu falls. BWA (adult) convention in Los Angeles, and sang for venue sites for Olympics.

1983 – US

Churches, prisons, border ministries, military, Military Academies from coast to coast on 83, 85 tours

1970-82 Tours (under the name Lower Columbia Singers, based in Longview, WA)

Coast to coast tour each year, with trips into Canada, Southern Mexico, Korea, Puerto Rico, all Military Academies, World Fairs, military bases, prisons, sports camps, building projects, state and national conventions, schools and churches.

 

 

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