Coming together as a choir is not as easy as gathering a family together. But I can assure you that each time we practice, everyone’s voice just comes in as “one”. These are the people of God who are thirsty not only to serve or to sing but also excited to go out there and spread the gospel of Jesus. Each member has a song in their hearts and expressed the love of Christ through music.
We started our outreach during the 2011 Christmas season, and boy what a great time to get started. We’ve seen people who are hungry for the love others and needed the love of Jesus in their lives. We have reached out to families, friends and elderly who have truly appreciated the music of Christmas. The carols we sung reminded me that Christmas is not only about gifts, carols, but it’s all about the love of God for us.
To follow that, we decided to keep going and so we did. We did an outreach this past Easter. Little did we know that the people we visited during the holidays were anxious to hear us back. Hallelujah!
We have visited the Rehabilitation Center in Daly City; Aegis in South San Francisco and Linda Mar facility for the elderly in Pacifica. I’ve never seen so much joy on their faces and how excited they were to hear us and see us. Making conversations with them was so precious to them and to us.
I have had experiences in singing in church, at home, during the fellowship, but the experience in coming together as a choir, as a team reaching out outside our comfort zone is “Priceless”. Should we do it again? That is the wrong question. When do we do it again? We can’t wait for the next one!
Evelyn Guzman serves as one of the worship leaders at Bridgepoint and currently co-leads the choir ministry.