- October 22, 2010
- By Ken Camp, Managing Editor
Fire destroyed the 1,300-seat sanctuary of Central Baptist Church in Dnipropetrovsk the day before the choir’s scheduled performance. The cause of the fire had not been determined.
“The entire team of partners and Singing Men are making pledges to send when we get home to help this church rebuild. … We are seeing if among us—and the churches we represent—if we can raise at least $50,000 to send back to this church here in Dnipropetrovsk,” the blog said.
“The positive side to this story is the publicity that fire has received has thrown more publicity on our being here and the concert getting relocated. We hit the streets this morning to pass out flyers announcing the change in venue. Pray that the flyers that are passed out will bring people to the concert. …We are confident that our great God will turn this tragedy into a triumph. They will be able to build a much nicer building, perhaps even in a better location, and be able to reach many more people.”
A later blog entry noted the combined attendance at the two concerts roughly equaled the capacity of the destroyed church sanctuary.
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