For the past several years, the Westmore Sanctuary Choir has purposely chosen to minister in state conferences that could not ordinarily sponsor a choir to provide music and ministry.
It has been a blessing to travel to these states and share with them in song, without expecting anything in return. It is a great time to let the choir experience their ministry beyond the realm of Sunday morning worship services, a representative of the group said.
Last month the Westmore Sanctuary Choir, led and directed by Music Pastor Steven Allen, took a group of 43 people across the country to California.
The purpose of the trip was to minister to pastors, leaders and members from Church of God congregations throughout California and Nevada. That not only represents a huge geographical area, but an extremely large population as well. More than 40 million people call California and Nevada home.
The team flew from Atlanta to San Francisco, and then took a bus to Fresno. The choir served in the evening services by ministering with special songs, leading in praise and worship, and assisting in praying with individuals at the end of services.
The morning sessions were led by pastors Kelvin and Debbie Page, who serve as lead pastor and pastor of women’s ministry at Westmore.
The theme of those sessions was “Allowing God to Turn Your Mess Into His Message.” The response from those who attended these powerful workshops was overwhelming appreciation.
An extra treat for the team was being able to visit with Brian and Ashley Mosley, who had only arrived in Las Vegas a few days earlier. Brian and Ashley relocated with their three sons from Chattanooga, where they had been serving on staff at City Church of God. They have moved to Las Vegas to plant The Springs Church, which is scheduled to launch on Jan. 11, 2015.
Not all of the time was spent in church services.
The group was able to visit Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park and the city of San Francisco, before returning from the six-day trip.
The splendor of God’s creation was a striking reminder of the beauty, truth, goodness and power of God. As Scripture teaches, the created world clearly demonstrates God’s invisible qualities (Romans 1:20), the representative said.