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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In Tune for Summer Day Camp!

Laurel playing for summer day campers

This summer, Music By Laurel Jean partnered with Dixie Land Guide Dog Users and the Association for the Blind, Charleston, SC, to bring music, education and fun to sighted students ages 4 thru 10, attending one of the City of Charleston’s summer day camps. Music was a favorite activity throughout the day!

Laurel reading to campers while Taylor waits his turn

After music time, day-campers divided into groups. Some learned about guide dogs, while others joined me for a story. The kids enjoyed watching me read with my fingers and telling me about the pictures on each page!

Taylor, a Lowcountry blind youth and an officer of Dixie Land GDU, waited patiently to demonstrate his computer technology. He also challenged the kids to a game of Uno, using cards containing both print and Braille!

Laurel and Taylor with campers

Here I am with Taylor and some of the day-campers. Taylor and I had just finished brailing the kids’ names, demonstrating our long, white canes and teaching students how to walk properly as a sighted guide for someone who is blind.

The kids even got to enjoy an ice cream social, compliments of the Dixie Land Guide Team!

Laurel, Audrey, Jerry and Miss Shirley


My thanks to Dixie Land GDU, the Association for the Blind, Miss Shirley with the City of Charleston, and Miss Patty with Creatures Around Charleston, for making me part of this special event.

Thank God, and thank you, for your ongoing prayers and support! You keep my ministry and its outreach growing and going!

Stay tuned for more posts like this one. Until next time, God bless you and keep His Song in your heart!

© 2011 by Laurel Jean Walden

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God has blessed me with a Music Ministry that is still ongoing and growing after twenty-plus years. This includes my outreach promoting Braille Literacy in the Christian venue, and my recently-founded Children's Chaplaincy for blind youth. To make things a bit more interesting, I have also been blind since birth. I consider my blindness to be a unique gift from God, an opportunity to serve as an ambassador among blind and sighted folks of all ages, on all walks of life. To learn more about my work, from South Carolina to Central Illinois and beyond, please visit my Web site, and be sure to stay tuned to my Blog!