Haiti Benefit Sing

February 5, 2010 by  
Filed under General News

A couple of gentlemen from our area organized a Best of Berks Bluegrass Haiti Benefit Sing which we participated in.  Christian Leinbach, our county commisioner, was in charge of it; Wendell Yoder, Daryl’s former boss, ran the sound system (his group will be singing on a subsequent night).  This was to be a two-day affair at the Schulkill Valley Bible Chapel with Pastor Steve hosting the event.  The second night was postponed till February 19th or 26th due to inclement weather. 

The Stony Mountain Gang

The Stony Mountain Gang

Berks County and WEEU listeners should be familiar with Eastside Dave Kline.

Berks County and WEEU listeners should be familiar with Eastside Dave Kline.

Christian Leinbach, county commisioner; along with his group

Christian Leinbach, county commisioner; along with his group

Garment of Praise--the only a cappella group

Garment of Praise--the only a cappella group

Schulkill Valley Bible Chapel has a mission down in Haiti, about 120 miles from Port-au-Prince.  There is a clinic there, as well as their sister church.  The city, especially the clinic, was swamped within days of the earthquake.  The Haiti Benefit Sing will send all their proceeds to this mission.  The concert charged $5 per person, and they also had donation baskets. 

It was wonderful to participate in something that was very new and different than usual.  Since it was in Northern Berks County, it was a new area for the Garment of Praise. They took a lot of requests for the old hymns, and also shared their usual numbers.  It was not specifically a “Christian” event, so it was also our privilege to present the gospel.

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  1. Pastor Steve on February 9th, 2010 9:47 am

    Thanks guys for joining us at the Best of Berks Bluegrass Benefit for Haiti. You were outstanding and a great witness for Jesus Christ. God bless you in your ministry of praise.

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