Freedom Singers
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The Freedom Singers is a group of four young men. Two of the young men have been in Canada about 11 years now. They escaped from Romania and then came to Canada in a shipping container from Italy. They almost died enroute. Their concerts include musical numbers and their testimony. Their music and their testimony are extremely inspiring! You can check out their website at:

http://www.freedomsingers.com/
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#2
This is the group that will be doing a concert at our BC 2008 Camp Meeting ASAM Program, August 2, 2008.

Great music and a really great story of their escape from Romania!

And........ :- ) their bass singer is my cousin's son. How's that for my claim to fame?
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#3
DARLENE

WOW to escape in a shipping container that must have
been a experience. then to have a relative in that
group double WOW WOW


dgrimm60
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#4
Actually my cousin's son is the one that was born and raised in BC. He did not escape from Romania. But, he's still a very, very good singer.
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#5
Freedom Singers on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn8szzVqjTU

I have read the the book of Simon and Wesley's experience of their escape from Romania. What an experience that was - God really blessed and looked after them. They are the two on the left hand side of the quartet. (looking at the group)

Our family also has a connection here...the base singer, Donovan is my cousin's son. My cousin is deceased so it makes us extra proud of the accomplishment of his son!
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#6
DARLENE

WELL most of the songs must have been in the native
language and the 2 cousins look like nice men.

dgrimm60
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#7
The songs on the YouTube clip are only a portion of several songs. Three of the men do have quite heavy accents. Only Donovan speaks our English. And yes, they are a nice group of men. They will be presenting a concert at our BC Conference Men's Ministries Retreat October 25-November 2 at Camp Hope. (Big Grin And yes, I do go to the Men's Retreat so I just might be able to get in on the concert. I go because Men's Ministries comes under my Family Life Department and my secretary and I do the registration, decorating, and the behind the scenes work.)
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#8
On Wednesday of this week we went to Revelstoke to take pictures, etc., at our 1st ever S.A.G.E. BC Church renovations projects. And........one of those working there was Don Melashenko, a member of the Freedom Singers. His job was helping to install the drywall in the sanctuary.

One of my Family Life Department ministries is Men's Ministries so I get to attend our Men's Retreat, October 30-November 2 at Camp Hope. Well, I don't really attend but, help with decorations, registration, etc., so I'll hide in a back room and listen to the Freedom Singer's concert. I'm looking forward to it! Big Grin
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#9
It was an excellent concert. These young men keep getting better and better! We're right proud of them!

They've updated their website and they have a new cd out.

http://www.freedomsingers.com/
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#10
I was just looking at the Freedom Singers website and there are six songs that they do on it. Great!
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#11
I was very surprised to open our Abbotsford News newspaper this morning and see a half-page picture of the Freedom Singer on it. It gave the story of their escape from Romania (Simeon and Wesley). It also announced their concerts here in Abbotsford on Sabbath afternoon and Friday evening. They are being held in a couple of the largest churches in our city. I would like to go to the one on Friday evening. Should be good to hear them again.
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#12
DARLENE

HOPE you have fun


dgrimm60
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#13
Ah...............we went to hear the Freedom singers tonight and the power was out in the area where the church is where it was to be held and so the concert had to be rescheduled until May 22. They are also presenting a concert in Mission tomorrow night so we might go there.

The power was out due to a hail storm we had this evening, I think.

Tonight they even sang a couple of songs out in the rain as we waited.
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#14
I just found a couple more on You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlIzuVkKvbY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqRIPRw7cEo&feature=related

Romanian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8cNz8XGrAM&feature=related
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#15
These men will be here in Abbotsford on Wednesday for a concert. I'm looking forward to it! They keep getting better and better.

They once gave me a copy of their book when we stayed at the same Bed and Breakfast. What a story! The Lord really protected Simon and Wes when they escaped from Romania and then came to Canada (they didn't know the ship was coming to Canada) on a container ship in a container of ceramic tiles. He was certainly looking after them!
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