They went to perform their speech again one more time and then we waited until the next morning to hear if they would move on. Fully expecting that they wouldn't, only because there were amazing duo speeches, THEY DID!! They moved on the semi-finals!! So one more time they performed their speech - I didn't watch but I think it was their best performance. Then we waited for announcements of finals and at this moment I didn't know what to expect because they had done so well - I thought maybe they could make it to finals!! Although they didn't! BUT we felt fully satisfied with their performance!
That night we went to the awards ceremony. They received metals, and they called them in order counting down to number one. Surprisingly they were number 11 - they were thrilled AND they made it to nationals! It couldn't have been a happier night!
In everyway God's presence was with us throughout this trip. He always is anyways, but we were continually blessed beyond what we could have imagined. He blessed our perseverance!!!
This last weekend was our Speech tournament at Santa Rosa Bible Church. Brandon and Brittany performed their duo again two times before they were to announce semi-finals. They didn't want me to watch them this time around because I make them more nervous, but they had MANY friends come to watch them which thrilled Brandon especially. He thrives on people and I think they did really well because so many people were there to watch them.