Remember the charity concert? On one hand, contrary to ALL expectations, it was the most poorly attended of all our events yet, with only 106 people showing up. It was also the least beneficial benefit concert–we actually lost money on it. But it was a great party. Ray, the soloist, carried the day, and the workshop choir loved singing along with him. Even the small audience was on their feet swaying and clapping along. And there was LOTS of food and fun afterward too. So there really was benefit in the concert after all.
It gets better, though. One of the volunteers who had just started coming to help clean wheelchairs joined the volunteer choir for the event. She said the wheelchair project and the music concert made her want to attend the Sunday services at the church. She said she had so many burdens, and when she heard the words of Jesus, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” she wanted Jesus to take her burdens.
Now that’s a concert with a real benefit.