What a glorious time at the Cochrine Hall on Sunday night, 12 August!
There was a strong showing among a diverse group of Alva residents and neighbors. More than five churches along the foothills, an article in the Wee County News, and several gracious shops that lent window space all contributed to the buzz as the event brought out more than a hundred people (actual figure subject to 'pastoral rounding').
The Choir shared the beautiful songs of their homelands: Romania and Chile. They learned many songs in English to share with their new friends. We enjoyed the music, and the honest expression of their hearts.
It is not common to hear the gospel preached in a secular hall, nor was the response of the crowd at all common. I have rarely seen people lifting their hands in front of strangers for prayer at a public event that was not billed as a Christian event. Hearts were ripe to respond to God's invitation.
Kind people from several churches from Alva to Dollar fed and hosted the choir members.
Many were blessed.