Roma love music, almost anything they can dance to. They love musicians and instruments. Many aspire to be musicians themselves, one of the few avenues for economic and social advancement for them. When Roma become believers, some wish to become Christian musicians, creating a true Roma/Gypsy worship style.
Enter MERCY STREET, a professional band of musicians, into CHE’s community development strategy. For two weeks, August 13 to 27, sixteen Mercy Street members, including professional musicians, technicians, and stage workers will join CHE in Hungary and Serbia. In towns such as Zsambok, Boldog, Gyögyös and Hatvan in Hungary and Becko Gardista, Donji Petrovac and Novi Sad in Serbia, where CHE teams are at work, they will do outreach, music and instrumental instruction, busking and concert performances.
We ask you to begin interceding now for the
Mercy Street and CHE teams and these upcoming outreach music schools, busking and concert performances. Pray especially for Gyögyös, one of the devil’s true strongholds and for community concerts at the Culture Center in Hatvan and the Synagogue in Novi Sad. We will give you more updates soon.