Jubilee HQ is collaborating with local community organizations to acquire volunteers for the ongoing campus renovations. The first volunteer day was sponsored by Mentors in Motion, a St. Louis based performing arts mentorship program. Community leaders and up to 20 volunteers worked together painting the 2nd floor to prepare the music rehearsal rooms, classrooms and recording studios which is planned to fully open in August. 100 students are planned to attend the first programs in the fall.
In addition to the 2nd floor renovations, volunteers prepared rooms in the basement to construct a fitness gym. With needed collaborations and volunteers, Jubilee HQ is able to fulfill the needed workload in a short time.
Various members, including Abandon Pitts the director of Mentors in Motion arrived at Jubilee World HQ to support the ongoing renovations and activities. Mr. Pitts said, "It is a blessing to have Jubilee World as a important resource for the community, and it feels great to serve a community in which I was raised." "It is a blessing to experience work in unity, and serving each other to accomplish a common vision", Mr. Pitts added.
God continues to equip His people for work of service in each ministry, by providing strong foundations. As ministries develop, the responsibilities to maintain these foundations increases. HQ leadership realized how important milestones and goals are to accomplish the vision.
Volunteers from local organizations are planned to fully launch in May lasting until August at the campus. HQ has developed a detailed timeline and resources allowing volunteers to work efficiently, organized and on a schedule to complete the renovation tasks.
Executive Director, Aaron Reppert and staff continue to reach out to local organizations to share Jubilee's vision and plans to bring the Lord's vision alive. Please pray for continued guidance and strength from the Lord to complete the major tasks at Jubilee HQ.
The evening of Sunday, July 9, 2017, Jubilee World hosted a successful anniversary concert, featuring five original, multi-language compositions by Jubilee members. Leaders and members, and the general public, received much joy and grace in the concert, through which God poured out His grace. All glory and thanks to God!
At Jubilee World General Assembly, guest speakers were invited to deliver lectures to Jubilee members and leaders. The lecturers each spent an hour telling their stories and sharing their experiences found in walking with Jesus Christ.
Saturday evening, on July 8, 2017, Jubilee World hosted its 15th anniversary classical concert. The concert features the conductor Ms. Elke Overton, a professional winds octet (consisting 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, and 2 horns), and Jubilee Chorus of 12 singers. Audience from Jubilee World and from the general public attended the concert with eagerness. With beauty and grace, the musical collaboration witnessed the majesty and glory of God.
Jubilee music ministry in Chennai has conducted last practice for the music night they will be holding tonight which they hope will bless many people - where Christian musicians from other churches also volunteered.
As GA approaches, Jubilee members began to hold rehearsals for Orchestra /Choir Performance. Thus, on Jun 29th, Wind Orchestra St. Louis gathered its members to rehearsal, at Jubilee campus, for 2 consecutive hours.
God is always faithful; in times of need, His love and grace always shine through. With a few weeks left until GA, Jubilee staff continue diligently working daily. The Lord sends His workers to support HQ staff day by day.