The Cariboo Adventist Academy Praise Band opened an evening revival meeting on Friday at the Cariboo Central SDA church with contemporary gospel tunes with six singers, bass, drums, acoustic guitars and a violin.
The evening continued with music by the Samoan-based gospel quartet Keepers of the Faith.
Keepers of the Faith baritone singer and music director Ace Taito said that it’s important that the doors of a church are open to the community.
“Live what you preach and what you read about. You would never find Jesus shut away in the Holy of Holies, you would find him out with the people,” he said. “We need to share the gospel with whoever comes in the door.”
Bass singer Gary Van Ry said that it was an inspiration and an encouragement to see the young people playing music to open the service.
“That’s our future generation,” he said. “It took me years to get where they are. To be young like that already involved in sharing their gifts for Christ is unbelievable.”
The quartet, made up of Gary Van Ry, Levi Taito, Ace Taito and Lima Taito, will be in Williams Lake offering nightly concert services at the church at 7 p.m. through Saturday, May 11.