The Bellshill Band (Bandmaster Yvonne Ferguson) shared an evening of music and worship with the people of Ebenezer Evangelical Church in Motherwell on 18 August 2018. The church was almost full to capacity for the band’s visit.
The band got the evening off to a rousing start with the march Emblem of the Army, followed by the hymn tune Holy Ground. The band also shared a number of other items, including
- Every Time I Feel the Spirit
- The Break of Day (an arrangement by Steven Ponsford of the Matt Redman song “10,000 Reasons”)
- Hold That Fort!
- Call of the Gospel
Two of the band’s soloists were featured during the concert. The youngest member of the band, Cameron Shanks, played the xylophone solo Tango. The second soloist was the band’s principal cornet, Alex Ramsay, who shared the beautiful solo Share My Yoke during the devotional part of the program. Also during the devotional time, Band Sergeant David Kendall reminded us of God’s promises to us, followed by the band playing Guardian of My Soul, which features these words:
I worship you, God’s only Son,
Who took my sins to the cross
So I could be completely free
To follow where you lead.
Lord, your wounds are now my healing,
And I am wholly yours,
You know my name and where I’m going,
Guardian of my soul.
Two members of the band shared their testimonies during the evening. The first, Christopher Keane, told about his recent vision with the Vision of Hope 2018 team, where he helped run a kids club. He related how he has been challenged by his experience there to now change his career, and so has applied to train to work with children. Dayna Mathie, who is about to start her second year at university, was the second to testify. She told how she’s found that sharing her faith with other Christians in the Christian Union at university has helped her build great friendships. She is looking forward to the new academic year, where she will be helping first-year students in the Christian Union.
The band expressed thanks to the Motherwell Ebenezer Evangelical Church for the warm welcome they received and to those who came ot the concert in support of the band.
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