By Eddy Oliver
NEW ORLEANS — About 125 members of the Jubalheirs women’s chorus descended on the city of New Orleans during the week of March 5 for a time of ministry and concerts in the Crescent City.
The group began their trip by singing a concert to nearly 1,000 at Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, which was hosting the national Pregnancy Center Conference. They then headed to New Orleans where they ministered at the Baptist Friendship House, did a music camp, and painted the Sellers Music Building on the New Orleans Baptist Seminary campus. Additionally, they ministered through a dental clinic, Canal Street Baptist Church, Women at the Well ministry, Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, and Care Effect, a ministry of First Baptist Church of New Orleans. Concerts took place at First Baptist of New Orleans and First Baptist of Slidell, as well as Livingston Baptist Church.
As part of the trip, the group also collected items for the various ministries including Vieux Carre, a homeless men’s ministry, and a clothes closet at Gentilly Baptist Church. The group also donated three laptop computers and two keyboards.
On their final night in the city the Jubalheirs were joined by seminary students, community singers, and musicians for Crescent City Praise, an annual event coordinated by Greg Woodward, chairperson of church music ministry at the New Orleans Seminary.
“It is amazing what happens when you release yourself under the leading of the Holy Spirit and simply make Christ known,” commented Dr. Jon Duncan, state missionary specialist and director of the Jubalheirs. “We appreciate the support of Georgia Baptists who attended our concerts in great numbers over the past few years and gave generously through love offerings and CD sales. The result was changed lives for God’s glory,” he said.
To see the Sons of Jubal and Jubalheir concert schedules for the rest of this year, visit www.gabaptistworshipmusic.org.
Eddy Oliver serves as a state missionary in Worship and Music Ministry.