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Meds and music: Jubalheirs broaden ministry scope


GBC Music and Worship Ministries

The Jubalheirs presented their final concert in Moldova at the National Palace, where more than 1,500 attended.

DULUTH — With more than 64 people in tow, the Jubalheirs’ recent mission trip to Moldova opened up a new avenue of ministry.

From June 23-July 1 the group conducted a series of concerts and medical clinics throughout the country, seeing many come to faith in Christ in the process.

Although members’ luggage did not arrive until halfway through the trip, Jon Duncan, specialist in Music and Worship Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention, said it didn’t deter them from their goal.

“I felt like that was something the enemy could use to distract us, but it grew us together. The women followed models of not panicking and stayed focused.”

On June 24 the Jubalheirs facilitated and led a Women of Faith conference at a local college. Duncan said more than 80 women from around the country participated in the event sponsored by the Baptist Union of Moldova. On the next day the group sponsored its first medical clinic in the village of Todiresti, using supplies purchased through love offerings at Jubalheir concerts in Georgia.

During the course of the trip, the choir presented 12 concerts in 10 days, added Duncan, singing to more than 5,000 people. In addition the medical team ministered to more than 500 people through four clinics in three villages.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the missions spirit that is part of the Jubalheirs, the support of GBC churches, and the Cooperative Program,” added Duncan.

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The Jubalheirs assisted with the purchase of a home to house the Holy Trinity Baptist Church in the village of Tirsitei. Several church members prayed for more than 15 minutes as the congregation watched. Participating in the prayer were Jon Duncan, specialist in Music and Worship Ministries; John Tarrer, consultant in Mission Volunteer Ministries; and Virgil Cozonac, missionary.

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Dana Bailey, right, secretary in Music and Worship Ministries, and Judy Crumley of First Baptist Church, Fairburn, take time to entertain children in the village of Todiresti in Moldova. A medical clinic and concert took place in the village near Chisinau.