You learned about Abigail’s passion for the orphans of Zambia in this post last week, but there is still more to share. Abigail has a passion for music and theatre and used those gifts in a recent performance to spread the word about the orphans of Zambia and encourage her friends to sponsor the children she met at Camp LIFE. Voices for Zambia included not only Abigail’s talents, but also those of her friends. Over 3 performances, she was able to raise money for the ministry and see 20 Zambian girls sponsored in the Father’s Heart program. What an amazing way to use God’s gifting on behalf of the orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia! The following is the article written by yourhoustonnews.com. It can also be found on their website as well.
Abigail Moorhead, a seventh grader at St. John’s School, hosted a series of benefit concerts entitled Voices for Zambia to raise money for Family Legacy Mission International, an organization focused on improving the lives of vulnerable and orphaned children in Zambia.
The September event, which raised more than $22,000, consisted of three performances featuring child actors aged 9-16 who are students at the non-profit musical theater organization, Wildfish Theatre.
Moorhead, 13, hosted and performed in the show along with 11 other children: Mallory Bechtel, Joshua Bolden, Gracie Duson, Daniel Fonseka, Scott Fonseka, Ashton Lambert, Madie Plum, Hanna Seay, Aiden Snasdell, Jacqueline Touchet, and Shane Wagoner.
The program consisted of a cabaret-style format of musical theater numbers ranging from upbeat standards to soulful ballads, injected with personal testimonies and a moving video presentation featuring the faces of Zambian children who are being ministered to through Family Legacy.
Krysti Wilson, the director of Wildfish Theatre, where Moorhead frequently performs, developed the idea of a concert performed by children, hosted by children and for the benefit of children in desperate need of help. She was inspired to organize this performance after hearing about the experiences of Moorhead and her mother during a recent trip to Zambia with Family Legacy.
The success of the event surprised even the show’s organizers. The idea for a single show grew to a second and then to a third as it became apparent that tickets were quickly selling out to the 100-seat theater. Ticket sales and direct donations added up to about $12,000 and supporters individually sponsored 20 Zambian girls at approximately $500 per child to provide ongoing support for education, food, medicine and discipleship.
Family Legacy Missions International received 100 percent of the event proceeds.