Ministry Updates (2)
On Thursday June 30th, we had the concert of the Musical Mission Team. Theo had letterboxed about 2500 homes in the week leading up to the concert and had placed articles in two local papers. The team also performed three street concerts during which another 500 invitations were passed out. We had a good attendance of about 75 people and estimate that about 30-40% were non-Christians. The team sang well (including two Dutch songs) and also performed a few beautiful instrumental numbers. Toward the end of the program, Dr. Kevin Oberlin gave a short salvation challenge, weaving together the message of "Amazing grace" and the conversion testimony of his parents. After the concert we offered coffee and tea, while the people had an opportunity to mingle with the choir members and children received balloon animals. Theo was able to establish initial contact with a few men who showed openness to our ministry. Please pray with us that God will continue to work in their hearts. Overall, we are very pleased with the outcome and trust there will be more fruit from these efforts as time progresses.
I am working on securing a good location for the Musical Mission Team concert this Summer. I haven't finalized everything, but it looks like we will be able to rent a room in an old farm house that has been turned into a hotel/conference center. You can see what it looks like on their website www.overstehof.nl. We will be able to use the coblestone courtyard as well. I think it looks very inviting and we plan to use the courtyard after the concert to serve coffee and allow people to meet the members of the team.