New youth choir making steps to reach in, reach out.
Published on: 01-11-2019
It might seem impossible, but a group of young Adventists came together just a year ago from across Serbia with one aim, to form the LINK youth choir. Their sincere enthusiasm and deep motivation is infectious, and despite obstacles of distance, age, and temperament, the LINK choir is already garnering success.
The young people range in age from elementary school to university students. Some of them live more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) apart in different Serbian cities and towns, and, quite naturally, they have varied temperaments and characters. But as the title of one of their songs says, “I Can Do Everything with Jesus.”
Their goal? First, to connect and become true friends through music, leaders said. And then to connect with those who can be reached by their music. “Most of all, we want to give glory to God and reconnect with our Maker, King, and Savior in a deeper and more meaningful way,” they explained. “It is the reason for the name LINK — building connections and relationships with others.”
The choir has already made some giant steps, working hard and diligently practicing during the past 12 months. The youths’ first performances were as special guests at a humanitarian concert with the singing group “Vesnik“ (“Messenger”), followed by an appearance at a meeting called Youth Fellowship days. They also performed in August 2018 during the European Pastors’ Council in Belgrade.
Now LINK has released their first CD, which was promoted during their first concert in the Central Adventist Church in Belgrade in November 2018. The choir has also recorded captivating music videos, which are available to view on a website and YouTube. They have even made a song book of their original compositions and made it available to their audience.
For 2019 the LINK choir has new plans and bigger dreams. They aim to travel from place to place to glorify God through concerts and share His message of love and hope. “While we still face several obstacles, we are bravely pressing forward believing that God is guiding us and making our path easier,” they said.