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.
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.
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.
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.