Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Revolve Tour

While a dozen or so of you ladies wandered across the state for a Revive your Hearts seminar, I loaded up my daughter (along with a friend and her daughter) and headed for Orlando. Women of Faith has started a Revolve Tour for young teens. They address different issues like purity and modesty along with painful issues that some girls face like abusive fathers, anexoria, etc. They have music, drama and special speakers including Rachel Hocket and Jenna Lucado. (Max Lucado's daughter) IF I were to go again, I would research the music ahead of time. Natalie Grant, Ayiesha Woods, KJ52 and Hawk Nelson were the main musicians. Of course, Natalie was top notch in her music and message. Ayiesha Woods was tons of fun, too. As for the other two groups? I definitely could have live without ever hearing them perform. But then again, I'm 35, not 15.

Here we are in front of the Amway Arena where the Tour was held. My parents live 6 miles down the road, so we all stayed with them to save hotel expenses.

Here is Rebecca and her friend, Courtney who we have know since the girls were very small.

Rebecca stood and stood in line to get her Revolve Tour bag signed by Natalie Grant. I LOVE her song "Held". I handed my camera off to another of Rebecca's friends, Katrina, and she snapped this shot.

Overall, besides my dissapointment in some of the music, we had a great time! The main message that Rebecca took home came from an illustration given by a young man named Chad Eastham who wrote the book "The Truth About Guys". He compared a young lady who properly waits for her future mate to "earn" the right to her heart to a guy who has to earn the money for a Ferrari, research insurance rates, sign on the dotted line, etc. He will cherish the car. Defend and protect it. Contrast that with a guy who is handed the keys to a car free of charge, to do whatever he wants with it. He will light the engine on fire, burn all the rubber from the tires and push the pedal to the floor, and walk away when he is done, never looking back. Chad made this statment to the girls: "You are never to be a test drive in a guys life". I thought that was just awesome!


JenLo said...

I can't wait to go to a Revolve tour with Caroline! And...I have to say, I'd probably enjoy Hawk Nelson ;)

Allana Martian said...

I'm laughing out loud at your comment, Jen! I would venture to say that his CD's probably sound better than at the Arena. They had the sound cranked way, way up. The band music drowned out the singer's voices. I don't think I caught many of the words that were sung. So, maybe in another time and place I would enjoy H.N., too. :-)

Misty said...

I am so glad they have things like that for young girls!! That is so great that you took Rebecca (I don't know if I ever told you how impressed I was with your "purity weekend" last year!) I LOVE the comment "You are never to be a test drive in a guys life" WOW!! Just FYI, Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Dannah Gresh just came out with "Lies Young Women Believe" I looked at it at the conference, it looks great! We still have a few years to go (thankfully!)

Mary Ellen said...

What a great idea!!! Sounds like a really neat thing, hope they are still doing them when Kaitlyn is old enough to attend.

I liked the one speakers illustration you gave - sounds like a worthwhile weekend.