GOD TV / ANGEL MISSION JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: 30 JUNE, 2009
Israel Houghton, Leeland, Vicky Beeching, Press Play, The Afters and Live Out Loud to appear at Angel Mission Benefit Concert to provide clean water.
- Saturday 4 July at 19.30 (CAT) on the GOD Channel Africa direct from the USA
GOD TV will be screening its first Angel Mission Benefit Concert in the first weekend of July as the network joins forces with one of the USA’s largest Independence Day celebrations, ‘I Love America’ to present six leading Christian bands rocking out for a cause – that of helping to alleviate poverty by providing clean water in Africa.
The ‘I Love America’ Celebration has grown from a local church gathering in 1997 to a regional event that attracts crowds of over 100,000 people, who gather annually in Springfield, Missouri to honour the founding of the USA and celebrate God’s faithfulness to America. Organised by James River Assembly, it offers an all-day line-up including an evening celebration, which will once again be broadcast LIVE on GOD TV - this year in the form of the LIVE Angel Mission Benefit Concert.
Hosted by GOD TV / Angel Mission co-founder, Rory Alec and Angel Mission president John Bongiorno, viewers will be encouraged to support the cause by donating $5 or more towards Angel Mission’s projects in Africa which provide clean water to the poorest of communities by drilling wells and various water purification projects. With the ongoing threat of cholera in Africa, and especially in Zimbabwe, Angel Mission also provides water purification tablets to make infected water safe for drinking. Viewers can participate by logging on to www.5dollarwater.com.
The Angel Mission Benefit Concert will feature: worship leader Israel Houghton and the band, New Breed from Joel Osteen’s Lakeland Church in Houston, Texas; popular Christian youth band Leeland, from Baytown, Texas; and Press Play from the Dream Center in Los Angeles, who are climbing the charts with their album, ‘Life is Beautiful’.
Also appearing are Dove Award winning rock band, The Afters, famous for the song ‘Never Going Back to OK’; and anointed UK worship leader Vicky Beeching who wrote the beautiful hymn, ‘The Wonder of the Cross’. Live Out Loud, aka The Zimbabwe Boys will bring the sounds of Africa to the Angel Mission Benefit Concert.
“It is a huge privilege to be able to combine the most incredible artistic talent with the cause of transforming communities and touching nations,” said Rory Alec. “This concert will help us increase our humanitarian relief and development work in places like Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and other African countries where people desperately need help.”
“Music is such a powerful way to make a deeper connection with God, said GOD TV co-founder and director of television, Wendy Alec. “And, so we encourage everyone to participate in this special Angel Mission Benefit Concert.”
One of the USA’s premiere Independence Day events, “I Love America,” is an annual celebration sponsored by the mega-church, James River Assembly, which draws more than 120,000 for food, games, an airshow and fireworks. This year, organisers are expanding the focus from reaching the local community to helping needy people in African nations with access to clean, safe drinking water.
Angel Mission is a Christian international development organisation, bringing help and hope to poor communities. Partnering with the Church and other local organisations, it seeks to find sustainable ways to alleviate poverty and share God’s love with all people.
The Angel Mission Benefit Concert will be broadcast on the GOD Channel Africa, which can be viewed throughout Africa on satellite, as well as via cable and terrestrial transmission in some countries - or online at www.god.tv/stream or www.5dollarwater.com.
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