Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Family Bible Church, 460 High St., Ellsworth, Maine
For more information: 207-667-7323
- ELLSWORTH, Maine — A little bit of Latin culture and Caribbean flair right here in Ellsworth! The Maranatha Band from La Romana Dominican Republic will be joining us for a concert on Wednesday, September 18th 6:30pm at Family Bible Church, 460 High St. Ellsworth. The band’s visit is a joint effort of United Baptist Church Ellsworth and Family Bible Church of Ellsworth.
- The Maranatha Band plays Christian Merengue music. Don’t know what Merengue music is? Never heard of it before? You will find the music is lively, uplifting and will get you moving!
- United Baptist Church Ellsworth and other churches/organizations from across Maine and the United States, have been involved with a Medical/Construction mission to La Romana, Dominican Republic. The main focus of the mission has been the building of the Good Samaritan General Hospital (El Hospital Buen Samaritano) in the city of La Romana; as well as supporting the programs of the hospital, including a mobile medical clinic that serves the Haitian people working in the sugar cane fields. Most of the people working in the cane fields of the Dominican Republic are poor Haitian immigrants who have no access to health care. The mobile medical clinic is the only health care most of these people will ever receive.
- The Hospital Mission started over twenty years ago with the vision of a Haitian pastor and the help of a group of Mainers. It began with an empty lot where there was a dump. Today there stands a four-story hospital that is arguably the best hospital in the city of La Romana. The hospital was built with the help of countless hours of volunteer labor and generous giving by many. The outreach of the mission spans multiple areas of support ranging from Health Care to Education to clean water. The Maranatha band serves to support the social service functions of the Good Samaritan Hospital. More information about the Mission is detailed on this web site: http://laromana.org/
- If you have been thinking about going on a Mission trip, you might want to check this one out. Or if you just want hear some good music (and maybe dance a little), please join us! Light refreshments will be served . For more information about the Mission or the concert, you may contact Donna Theall at 667-7323 or Dawn Closson at 266-2821
- (And, for those who didn’t know: Merengue is a type of music and dance that originated in the Dominican Republic which has become popular throughout Latin America. It promises to be an evening of good music and fun! )