Singer songwriter Jacob Moon is helping to christen the new Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle at a charity gala.
Moon, who has become a mainstay on the Christian music scene, has released seven CDs and collected an armful of awards. Raves of his work come from big names in including Ron Sexsmith and CBC broadcaster Shelagh Rogers.
He is coming to Drumheller for a charity gala on October 21 for a dinner concert.
“We are excited to have him,” said Blaine McDonald, Pastor of Ministry Development at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle.
The show is co-sponsored by Compassion Canada.
“All of the funds (from the gala) over and above the expenses will go to Compassion Canada projects,” explains McDonald. “We will also have sponsorships available that night.”
McDonald says they are planning to take time to raise awareness during the evening, and are also planning a specially prepared international meal highlighting food of countries sponsored by Compassion Canada.
“The main thing is to get the word out. We live in the top 10 per cent of the wealthiest in the world, and often we live our lives and forget how the third world survives on so little,” said McDonald.
“Many times that sponsorship for that child is the difference between life and death.”
McDonald says they are hoping for a great turnout for the family event. He is also excited to have the new venue at the new Elim Pentecostal Church at the former Central School.
Tickets are available at Elim Pentecostal. For tickets or information, call 403-823-3207.