“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up until we reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Hello Internet Wooooorld!
Cross Products has kicked off the week with several gigs in the Redwood City and Cupertino area. We started off the day singing at the adult day services at Catholic Charities. We had a great time singing for the seniors there and had some great conversations.
Afterwards we headed back to the house for some group devotional time and noms in the form of sandwiches and fruit. Feeling both physically and spiritually refueled we headed to our next gig at Polly’s old high school, Lynbrook High where we visited a choir class and sang for the students there as well as answer questions afterwards about a cappella, college, and MIT.
Some example questions…
How many hours does your group practice?
4 hours of singing, 2 hours of fellowship, varying hours of boy band karaoke
What is a good thing to do to get into MIT?
Do what you’re passionate about. Don’t think there’s one “right” thing to do. Also, don’ think that getting into MIT is the end-all, be-all. You’ll end up at the college you’re supposed to be.
Do you only sing “Christian” songs?
Not necessarily! Check one of our mash-ups here.
What are auditions like?
We have a little “getting to know you” portion and we ask you to prepare a chorus and a verse of a song to sing. We also have you sing with the group and do some vocal warm-ups to get a feel for your fit with the group musically as well as your range.
Do you ever feel like you miss out on a culture of humanities going to a school like MIT?
How many hours of sleep do you get?
(Personally, I get a solid 7-8 on good days, 5-6 on bad ones)
Our last gig of the day was at ATRIA Sunnyvale, another nursing home in the area and we had some great conversations there as well. Phoebe got to talk to someone in Cantonese. Maddie and I had a good conversation with a woman named Patty, who had a son-in-law who went to MIT.
At the end of the day we headed to a mall area and met up with Meiji and Brian’s aunt and cousins for dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy. After we stuffed our faces with ravioli and fried mozzarella we all rolled ourselves out the door and had a mini concert for our generous hosts.
Overall it was a day full of xprods extending grace to one another and caring for each other throughout the day. I feel like it was a day where we were able to practice building up the body of Christ and encourage one another, respecting one another and bearing with each other in love. Please pray that we would continue to do so, that Jesus would be constantly doing his work in us and through us.
Check back tomorrow for more xprod fun! 😀