Good heavens, 21 singers plus mothers and grandmothers completely filled the lobby of Dahlonega Baptist Church! After the initial confusion, we separated to our designated areas, where both groups had an excellent first rehearsal.
So much preparation and prayer went into the shift we have just made. It seems that our formation period is at an end, and we have entered into the period of growth. Since May when we made the decision to split the choir, it seemed almost nothing but attrition happened, but in the month of August, 5 new middle to high school singers and 9 new elementary singers joined the ranks, making it possible to actually accomplish what we set out to accomplish. Nevertheless, it seemed miraculous to me that everything went exactly as planned!