CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- Asbury United Methodist Church of Chesterfield and Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of Spofford will host the Hope Haitian Children’s Choir on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Church.
The choir is made up of Haitian children ranging in age from 7 to 21, and testifies to faith and assurance in light of incredible challenges, and poverty. This is the third year that the children have made the trek to the region.
For the past several months, the directors of the choir, Chuck and Barb House of Boothbay, Maine, have been in Haiti not only auditioning, but managing the complexities of getting so many children from Haiti to the United States, including visas, immunizations, and plane tickets. Along with work done in Haiti, Asbury Church is arranging host families and opportunities for meals and social time with the children upon their arrival in Chesterfield.
During the performance the children share stories of life, not only in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit in 2010, but the pain and struggle of day to day life in a country that has been racked with poverty for decades.
There is a surprising and life changing message of hope in their music. In the sharing of their stories and in the sweetness of their music, many who attend year after year, felt their eyes were opened and felt a special privilege to be a part of the evening.
There will be a freewill offering with all of the proceeds to benefit several missions and ministries that work directly in Haiti.
For more information or directions visit www.chesterfieldumc.org/hope.