There is no other way to describe Saturday night’s event. It will be remembered for years to come, as the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, the Drakensberg Boys Choir and the Watoto Children’s Choir, performed their hearts out and kept the full house of over 1 000 people absolutely spellbound for two and a half hours.
The Watoto children were undaunted by the enormity of the evening, and the Playhouse, and confidently shared their testimonies of how Jesus has rescued them from a life of no hope, and given them love, hope and a future, telling the captivated audience how they now sing and dance for joy as they know: ‘I are not forgotten – He knows my name’.
The ‘Grand Finale’ was a spectacle, second to none, as all three performed together, along with our internationally renowned Soloist, Linda Bukhosini, who sang an incredibly moving version of ‘My Redeemer lives’.
The evening ended with ‘We are the World’ which had the audience on their feet joining in with one voice. We walked out of the Opera House believing that we really can change the world, one child at a time. We have seen the evidence in these children. (look out for photos of the event which will be posted on the website asap…)
The Name of Jesus was truly glorified and lifted up, in the city of Durban on the 7th May 2011 as He was a year ago, on the 7th April 2010 at the ICC banquet (2 chronicles 7:14).
Tich thanked our very special Premier of KZN, Dr Zweli Mkize, and his wife May, for taking time out of their very hectic schedules to join us, and for helping to set up the evening and future partnership between LIV and the Philharmonic.
Tich also challenged the church, that no longer can we watch the horror of millions of children, living without hope, unfold before us, and do nothing. Now is the time for the church, business and the government to work together to bring hope and a future to these broken young lives. It is time.
Together we can.
Tich and Joan