Sunday morning March 10 Joan and I went to our Church, First Presbyterian Church in North Palm Beach, Florida for the 11:00 AM service
We had forgotten that the Indiana Wesleyan Choral Group from Indiana Wesleyan University was going to be performing at our Church today.
They joined with our choir to sing. They also did a few numbers on their own and they were great.
Our Pastor announced that they would be doing a full concert at the Church at 3:00 PM. We were so impressed with them we decided to attend the concert.
The group is led by Dr. Todd Guy who has been conducting them since 1986. He was the most energetic and exciting of any conductor I have ever seen. The energy of him and the entire group was unbelievable.
They performed as a group from the choir area, they sang from the balcony, they would leave the choir area and encircle the entire Church area, then back to the choir area off and on. All with precision and enthusiasm.
They had soloists, they sang in Kituba dialect, they sang two songs in Latin.
Some of the songs they sang were Hosanna, God is Near, Prayer of the Children, The Blood Will Never Lose It's power, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Fear Not, The Battle Of Jericho, Give Me Jesus, Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down, He'll Make A Way, and ended with May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You. By this time the audience which was made up of people of all ages I think half of them were shedding tears. It was that emotional.
Sadly when we hear about the youth of today a lot of it is negative. Young men and women like these don't get the recognition they deserve. According to their information booklet IWU's goal is not merely to prepare students for a job, but for a calling. During their first year, students take a course called Introduction To Life Calling which prepares them begin to understand the destiny for which God is preparing them.
What a great day and what a great way to start getting us ready for the Easter Season.
Saturday night these wonderful young men and women were housed by members of our congregation which had to be a wonderful experience for our members