By Mike Rizzuto

Sun Times Editor

If you wanted to be inspired, entertained, and spiritually moved last Friday, April 24th, then the 2009 “Coalition Concert on the Lake” at the Christian Campgrounds Tabernacle in Lake Arthur was definitely the right place to be.

The concert, hosted by the Lake Arthur Community Choir, an interdenominational group composed of local singers and musicians, provided an unforgettable night of Christian music and dance.

Choir members who gathered on this evening included Joetta LaPoint, Judy Landry, Mike Bussy, Jeanette Duhon, Katrina Fuselier, Shirley Brown, Glen Bourque, Robert Istre, Jeanette Stewart, Kim Guidry, Linda Smith, LeRoy LaPoint, Bobby Guidry, Faye Broussard, Belinda Ransom, Nicole Broussard, Joyce Breaux, Terry Bussy, Jackie Derouen, Mechele Faircloth, Christina Menard, Jerry LeGros, Robert Menard, Russell Myers, Bobby Guidry, Neal Trahan, and Marlene Royer.

Choir Directors are Kim Guidry and Judy Landry, while the musicians performing were Mike Bussy, drums and violin; Darryl Guidry, bass; Neal Trahan, guitar and harmonica; Terry Bussy, guitar; Judy Landry, guitar; Bobby Guidry, piano; and Joel Trahan, sound technician.

Some of the many musical selections played were Sweet Wind, Hosanna 2, Hosea, Lord I Hope This Day is Good, I Will Not Be Moved, In the Quiet, Holy is His Name, Pray Down the Power, Secret Place, I Will Lift My Eyes, Do Lord (Cajun), I Can Only Imagine, How You Live, No One Else, How Can I Keep From Singing, Behold, Heaven, Healing Rain, All I Ask of You, The Prayer, Thank You Lord, We Pray, and Shackles.

The mission statement of the Prayer Coalition is to gather and pray as a Christian community for addiction and its related problems to health, families, relationships, community and society itself. In essence, to stand in the gap and intercede and enable God to move in our lives, the lives of loved ones, and our communities. Interceding so hearts can be brought to repentance, delivery, healing, and restoration can take place.

The Coalition was formed as an advocate of prayer.

The Coalition gathers every first Monday of the month with a different church of the Coalition hosting and giving a presentation. The Coalition gathers to pray for the concerns of our communities and loved ones who suffer from the bondage of addictions of all kinds and the effect on families, marriages, children, and community. It is open to all who want to pray.

In September of this year, the Coalition will celebrate its 10th Anniversary.

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