United States 15 July: Galien, Michigan - Angola, Indiana
Running to church in the midwestern sun
The team received a warm and lively welcome from the True Vine Tabernacle Church in Elkhart, Indiana.
Members of the congregation held the Peace Torch and offered their heartfelt prayers and dreams for peace.
Eleven different nationalities are represented at their church, they are hosting a "Diversity Day" in August.
The team was invited to come up and introduce ourselves, Banshidhar spoke about the importance that places of worship have in their communities.
We sang them our Peace Run song, which did not even come close to the volume and energy of their earlier singing! But they were kind and attentive listeners regardless.
Minister Nancy Rodriguez-Lora and her husband, Carlos Lora received a painting by Sri Chinmoy entitled "Unity", which perfectly sums up the experience we had at their church.