Women's Fellowship Choir sings at Bridgewater College concert July 1.
Welcomes Nigerian Delegation
More than 600 people were inspired and humbled by the testimony of the Nigerian Women's Fellowship Choir in two concerts in the Shenandoah Valley on July 1 and 2. In private conversations and public witness, the stories of loss and faith were shared. The music told of gratitude to God as the women sang and danced to the accompaniment of African drums. They described their journey on the U.S. east coast as an "appreciation tour" for the prayers and assistance they have received from the Church of the Brethren here.
Offerings received in the two concerts to support the tour and the Nigerian Crisis Fund topped $15,700.
The delegation also included members of the Brethren Evangelism Support Trust (BEST), an organization of business and professional people in the Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria).
Thanks to all of the host families as well as Antioch Church of the Brethren, Brethren Woods, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater Retirement Community, Dayton Farmers Market, Montezuma Church of the Brethren and Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center for various and generous acts of hospitality.
Here are photo summaries of the two days in the Shenandoah District:
Day 1 (Brethren Woods, Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, Bridgewater College)
Day 2 (Dayton Farmers Market, Antioch Church of the Brethren)