The eight-member group is touring Georgia, Tennessee and Florida as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the work of Friendship International in Chile. The singers are also dedicating this tour to the memory of the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti just as they were finishing their 2010 concert series.
“A New Song” is a ministry of Friendship International Ministries, an American-based mission organization in Colorado Springs, Colo. The group works primarily in Central and Eastern Europe, Chile and other South American countries.
The presentation will be divided into two parts. During the first half, the group will be presenting an ethnic musical performance and will share details about their country and culture.
The second half will feature music in English, with a wide variety of musical styles for the entire church. The purpose of the evening is the “focus on the tremendous way God has been working in their country and the challenges of being a witness for the Lord,” according to a spokesman for the group.
“We are very excited to have this great group of talented young adults spend this special evening with us at First United Methodist Church,” said the Rev. Kevin Lobello, pastor of the local congregation. “We want to invited the entire community to come be a part of this great event with us.”
Lobello said the group is “truly a breath of fresh air” and “full of energy.”
“The group is truly a shining light to those who are searching for hope and peace in the midst of stress and despair,” he said. “They will offer both a challenge and an encouragement to the audience, and I know that no one who attends will go away unchanged.”