Filipino concert proves glorious

Cayman’s Filipino community
recently held an extravagant gospel concert, titled One Way Concert, which
focused on the retelling of God’s love for mankind.

Theatrics such as singing, dancing
and creative performances dealt with the central theme of Jesus Christ being
the one way by which all human beings can find true peace.

The concert, the second such event
produced by Jesus the Anointed One Church, took place late last month at the
Harquail theatre.

Among the highlights were cultural,
power, interpretative and tambourine dances, shadow plays and a mime sequence.
A few dozen church members helped with the concert, producing a number of soloists,
a children’s choir and a music band. 

Chief organiser Aileen Tiu Tong
said the event was a blessing for all involved.

“In many ways it’s a miracle that
happened live in front of a theatre stage, as all performers in front and
behind the scenes are all members of church,” Tiu Tong said. “The Lord has
gifted this tiny humble church with a variety of gifts and talents that surprise
not only the audience, but also the performers themselves.

“The mantra has always been, we can
do all things through Christ who strengthens us. For who are the performers in
this show?  Simple workers, in homes, in
the construction sites, in the stores and even in some offices here in Cayman.
Who are the technical and creative people behind this show? The same common lot
of people – no celebrities, no professional artists – but common people
empowered by a not so common, downright awesome God. 

“The concert run may be over, but
the church prays that the message imparted will continue to ring true and
strong in the hearts of those who watched it. The church wants to extend its
heartfelt thanks to all the people who supported us, especially our sponsors –
Money Gram, AI Rentals, The Excellent Cleaners Ltd, Victory Driving School and
the Divers Supply Cayman Ltd. Part of the proceeds from this show will go to
the Kids Trailer House on Fairbanks Road.”

The concert received positive
feedback in the community — in particular, West Bay native Darwin Ebanks, the
founder of Community Radio Ministry, thought it was uplifting.

“It was an awesome function,”
Ebanks said. “The theme, the people and the church should be commended highly
for talent at its best. Everyone that I spoke to said was it was wonderful
concert and spirit uplifting. The presence of God was in the house and everyone
enjoyed tremendously and they can’t wait for the next one to happen.”

In addition, Savannah resident
Rafael Bodden, who is president of the Cayman Outreach Association, said he
would like to see it again.

“The One way’ Concert was well
organized, entertaining, beautifully presented and spiritually uplifting,”
Bodden said. “I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the concert, especially the
cultural dance and the ‘black light’ Praising Hands. I would like to see it

Jesus the Anointed One Church is at
386 Shamrock Road in Prospect. Pastor Ed Nacion leads services every Sunday
starting at 3pm.