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Virginia Voices visit's Spain 2014

 

Scotland (2  - Missions)

 

 

Scotland, 2014

 

 Scotland, 2008 

 


 



Guatemala Choir


Guatemala, 2012

     When Jesus taught about His Kingdom, He often used stories comparing the spread of His message to a farmer Planting, caring for and harvesting his crop.  In keeping with  picture, many groups planning mission trips think in terms of sowing and reaping. But between those tasks, there also is a need for cultivation – strengthening  and encouraging growth. That became the primary focus for the 29 choir members who traveled to Guatemala in July of 2012.

      In addition to performing in various churches, the group had opportunity to sing and present the gospel at a secular university, and also to sing and present training workshops at local seminaries (Seminario Teologico Centroamericano and the Alfredo Colom Music School associated with the Baptist Seminary).  While in Guatemala, Virginia Voices partnered with the Celebration Orchestra, led by Camp Kirkland, for two concerts.

       Under the leadership of Global Mission Project, the choir was honored to sing on Guatemalan television for about 11 million viewers (Canal27), and also to minister in partnership with various Guatemalan ministries including an orphanage (Casa Bernabe), and another organization reaching out to people who live and work in the city dump (Potter’s House). We performed an outdoor concert to support a ministry with outreaches in Guatemala City and in various villages throughout the nation (Centro Cultural Cristiano). At the end of the week, we had opportunity to encourage a group using classical music to engage at-risk inner city youth in positive, life-giving activities (Coro Filarmonico).

     Revelation 7 gives a picture of people of every ethnicity and language, worshiping together in heaven. Virginia Voices glimpsed this reality, working and worshiping with our Guatemalan brothers and sisters, at one point even singing “It Is Well With My Soul” in English, while our host congregation sang the same hymn in  Revelation 7 gives a picture of people of every ethnicity and language, worshiping together in heaven.

    

 

 

Guatemala Photos

 



Ukraine, 2010

     Children everywhere need to know of God’s love.  This was our desire while visiting the Green Hill and Eagle Village Orphan Camps, the Invalid Orphanage, the Neurological and TB Health Care Centers, and the Chernobyl Orphanage Hospital.  Whether we were performing, presenting a bible lesson and bibles, face painting, polishing nails, applying water soluble tattoos, or playing soccer and volleyball with the children, our purpose was to give  to them what God so graciously has bestowed on us.  With gentle touches, tender hugs, and comforting smiles,  we saw their faces light up as we tried to touch their hearts. When they joined us in dance and song we knew their burden had been lifted if only for a short time.  We were also invited to lead the worship service in a church in Sevastopol, Yalta and Kiev. 

     During the service at Yalta Baptist church, one of our members shared his testimony as a WWII military pilot and how once sworn enemies can now stand together in the same church, worshiping the same God and loving each other as brothers in Christ.  To conclude the service, the congregation was asked to join us in singing Amazing Grace.  Two languages were united in one voice praising our God.  The Holy Spirit filled the air, Christ’s love was felt, and God’s name was praised.  Back onboard the MS Dnieper Star, the riverboat used to transport us to our five ports of call, the French and German guest had questions about this group of travelers.   

      We surprised them one evening with a concert under the stars on the aft deck.  There,  too, we proclaimed the love of God and to three ovations sang to His glory.

 

 

Ukraine Photos

 


 

 

Russia Choir

 

 

 

 

Russia, 2006

     Our trip to Russia allowed us to brightened the lives of children in two orphanages and a summer camp where  we shared Jesus' love by giving of our time and helping them shop for much needed clothing.  The children's  teachers were moved by the love we showed. Our Russian translator shared, “It was awesome that we opened  the hearts of the teachers who are usually so cold...God did a miracle through you, teachers are softened.”  We  also shared The History of American Spiritual Music at many different venues including restaurants, market  places, and the International House of Music.  Our principal concert was in Moscow where we realized how much  we treasure our own freedom.  At this concert, a woman came to the front of the concert hall and fell to her  knees in prayer and praise.  She was immediately escorted out of the concert hall by the KGB and taken away.

     Later that evening, during our final song, How Great Thou Art, a man demonstrating great courage stood, then  another, and another rose to their feet.  Finally, everyone was standing and the KGB stood still.  We were deeply  impacted by the significance of this and realized our blessing was God allowing us to convey His love in Russia  and to serve as a reminder to Russian Christians that God is in control.

 

 Russian Photos


 

 

 

Uruguay, 2004

     Even though we were humbled by the warm welcome we received from the people in Uruguay, we found a  hunger for God's word.  The children we encountered were desperately poor. They were only able to get one  meal a day and needed clothing, money and medicine.  We met a pastor's wife in need of a washer and dryer,  and a young pastor-in-training who needed financial assistance to go to Seminary.  Their needs were abundant  and God provided ways to help us fulfill each one.  We were blessed by a choir who sang to us and by the  amazing attendance at our concerts.  We were humbled to  later discover our performance at the Teatro  Larrañaga Opera House was filled to capacity, which had not occurred in over 120 years.

 

 

  Uruguary

 


 

 

Paris and London, 2002

     This first mission trip was a huge leap of faith.  We discovered who we were and what God's purpose for us would be.  We were moved by the impact of God using our music to deliver His love during our final concert at  the American Cathedral in Paris.  One lady was so enthralled by what she heard, that by the end of the concert,   she had moved from the back pew to the front of the cathedral.  Through tears, she shared with us she had  never heard Christian music before and God had touched her heart and changed her soul. 

 

 London Photos


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