Tiday started with sell and Keei waking up extra early to go in a 5K with other gathering participants down the streets on NOLA. After they were done we all went to breakfast together at our hotel, where we had grits and biscuits and gravy and more! After Gretchen got everyone checked and and some showers we headed off to Bible Study with Hailey Jo Miller, DCE and Rev. Travis Hartjen (who was a DCE in Austin when Bobby and Gretchen were at Concordia).
After a quick packed lunch we went to hear the one and only Lost and Found, a Lutheran Yiuth Gathering Staple. They played songs Keri and Gretchen have known for a long time and sang along with exuberantly. Following that interest center we all went to hear Micah Parker speak about Faith in the Field- Calling all Christian Athletes.
Then we had a neat experience where we got to do some splatter painting which will help make a cool mural on Tuesday. It’s focus was on sin and its effects and Saul/Paul’s life and conversion. Oh we also got to check out some of the college booths, including Gretchen’s alma mater, Concordia Texas and do a fun slide