Wednesday, June 4, 2014
We recently got a request for Todd to come along for a tour or two in Turkey this summer. He is beyond excited to be able to accommodate this request at least once. The official dates are a little “soft” at this time but it will be about June 23rd– July 9th. The tour begins in Diyarbakir in the south near the Syrian border. Todd has been there once before. The artists for the tour are a hip-hop/rap group CTZN . Yes, they will share the gospel with rap music.
A skilled soundman is a great thing to have for a hip-hop tour, as it’s a genre with specific needs. But there’s a second important role Todd will play this time, as well. They like to have him drive the tour/equipment busses, and this year that ability is especially needed. One of our other team members is temporarily without the commercial driver’s license required to drive the van and his licensing test has been delayed. Since Todd’s been driving a school bus this year, his New York State CDL allows him to drive that van while in Turkey.
A second tour is available to him in August. This is with NLM, No Longer Music, a rock drama group that has been going on these tours for years. He would run technology and help drive for that tour as well. Whether he goes on that trip depends on whether he can get the needed time off from his summer job, and whether we can get the necessary financial support. If you’d like to help, please let us know. We’d also like to hear from you if you would consider going along as an artist or crew member.
These tours are often nebulous things. Dates change and weather, politics and public opinion change rapidly. The team will need to be flexible and ready at all times. A list of prayer requests can be found on the left.