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Korean Children's Choir Visits MC

October 29, 2008

Voices of 41 talented Korean youngsters blended in songs of praise and worship and won over Mississippi College audiences Tuesday.

The Korea Children's Choir performed during chapel services at First Baptist Church in Clinton, later sang at tables in the MC cafeteria, and toured the Clinton campus. Their stops Wednesday include Clinton Christian Academy and Belhaven College in Jackson. On Friday, the group performs at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Atlanta.

MC audiences were impressed with their last visit to the Baptist-affiliated school a couple of years ago. And that was the case again Tuesday.

The children - from second graders to seventh graders - performed a Korean fan dance in their traditional clothes and sang "Jesus Loves Me" in English. The Korean youngsters ran into the audience to hug MC students at the chapel service.

"It was refreshing to hear worship music from another culture in another language and encouraging to see such children doing such a great job representing Christ," said Carrie Lassetter, MC international students activities coordinator. "They are real professionals."

MC International Center helped coordinated their visit with others at the Christian university. The Korea Children's Choir performed in the Birmingham, Ala. area before coming to Mississippi College.

Their fall tour in the United States began Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 4. The group is on a mission to spread God's love after missionaries from the United States came to Korea and planted seeds of the Gospel. MC students Sohee Back and Heejin Kim, both of South Korea, joined them for pictures on their MC visit.

PHOTO: Children's choir from Korea visits MC

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