Cecil O’Dell (right) and Nao Makino (left), who work with Japanese nationals in the Long Beach, California, area, extend an invitation to the first Long Beach Japanese Black Gospel Choir performance on Saturday, April 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Cornerstone Gospel Choir was formed from Japanese contacts in Long Beach last summer and has been working hard to prepare for their first performance.
O’Dell says, “This is a very unique ministry in that most of the choir members are not yet believers. Black Gospel Music is being used as a tool for sharing the gospel with our Japanese contacts.”
Christian Artist and Black Gospel Singer Ray Sidney is the director and coach for the Long Beach Choir. Sidney has also been helping with the growing network of choirs in Japan in which many Japanese are becoming believers in Christ.
O’Dell said, “We are partnering and networking with over 15 Gospel Choirs in Japan that form the ‘Hallelujah Gospel Family’ which is committed to evangelism, spiritual growth and the expansion of God’s Kingdom in Japan.”
This will also be a benefit concert to raise money for Orphans in Uganda and for the Japanese ministry in Long Beach. The program will be at the Long Beach Grace Brethren Church Social Hall, 3601 Linden Ave., Long Beach, Ca 90807. Parking entrance from 36th street between Linden & Elm.
For more information contact Cecil O’Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 595-6881 ext 228.