A Modern Oratorio by Nelson and Farrell
Friendship Concert Tour
“Saviour” Friendship Concert Tour – will be the title of the tour. Our primary purpose is to present this wonderful musical work complete with choreography to two major churches in the Tokyo Bay area, two additional city public theaters, and at least one location in the disaster area (not the nuclear reactor area). Messiah Project will provide all the planning, arrange for transportation, lodging, and concert facilities. We are also responsible for organizing our Christian Japanese partners who we hope will join the mission as well.
Where is the team going?
TENTATIVE TOUR ITINERARY
Wednesday, June 26 -- Depart USA from Los Angeles. Thursday, June 27 -- Arrive in Tokyo – get to hotel or lodging - rest and have orientation – possible rehearsal. Friday, June 28 -- Rehearsal afternoon and evening. Saturday, June 29 -- Go to Calvary Chapel in Yamato, Japan to rehearse for Sunday concert. Sunday, June 30 -- Prepare for ministry in Church service at Calvary Chapel in Yamato, Japan. Monday, July 1 -- Depart for Isesaki – We will have a small concert in a local high school. Tuesday, July 2 -- We will prepare for a concert at a local Christian University. Wednesday, July 3 -- Travel to Karuizawa - Negotiating with public theater build by Sony. Thursday, July 4 -- Concert in Karuizawa. Friday, July 5 -- Travel to Ssendai, a large city 1 hour from the disaster. Concert this evening. Saturday, July 6 -- Back to Tokyo for preparation for additional concert for the Household of God church in North Tokyo. Sunday, July 7-- Concert will either be in the church or a public theater. Monday, July 8 -- Depart for USA Monday, July 8 -- Arrive in Los AngelesWhat organization or missionary is receiving the team?
The Japan National Christian Publishing Company will host our tour.
Describe the leadership for the trip.
Who is the leader(s) of the trip?
Lindsey Robison is the principle leader of the mission. He has toured and given concerts in over 23 nations starting in 1989 in the former USSR states and satellite countries.
What type of training will the team be receiving before going?
This is primarily a good will mission with pastoral leadership from two major churches is the Tokyo bay area. We will provide the ministry of music with translations of the lyric and the local pastors will give invitation as he is directed by their culture and His spirit. The team will primarily be responsible for learning the music, preparing for technical duties, and travelers will be briefed on greeting the people and showing hospitality
What spiritual emphasis will the team have during the trip?
The primary piece we will perform is “Saviour” which is a proclamation of the gospel from Genesis to Revelation. In one of our previous concerts in Calvary Chapel in Yamato, Japan 12 people made a confession of faith at the end of the service. The main emphasis is sharing the gospel through the arts and good will to all we come in contact with.
What debriefing are you planning after the trip?
Most generally we have a questionnaire that we distribute either at the end of the mission or send via e-mail for people to fill out. This questionnaire discusses both physical and spiritual aspects of the mission experience.
Purpose of the trip?
Why do you feel God is asking you to lead a team on this missions trip?
The primary scripture we feel gives us our calling is Psalm 96:3 Praise Him among the nations, among all peoples praise Him.” Sharing our faith through music and other art forms builds a bond and also provides a bridge for relationship. It is a gift from the heart and has lasting impact. C.S. Lewis said that his soul was baptized by good Christian Art. Art has a way of bypassing The intellect, going to the heart of man with it’s message.
What will the team be doing?
- Our primary goal is to give concerts and visit with the people in the churches and public venues of which we are a part.
- Plans are to go to the disaster area and have a concert featuring some music from America and also soare the gospel through some of the music of our culture.
What do you expect to accomplish during the trip?
- Share the Gospel through the music we present.
- Have opportunity to share our lives in simple fellowship.
- We expect to see, and have seen, the lives of participants changed by giving their time and talent as a special gift of themselves.
What are you looking for God to do in the life of the team as a result of the trip?
- I pray that the team will realize the power of music as an art to touch lives.
- I pray that each team member will have a realization of the blessings they have and a much higher appreciation for all that they have.
What are the financial requirements?
How much support does the team have to raise?
The cost depends on what level of comfort and convenience each team member would like to have as they minister. The cost of the trip is approximately $3500. Costs vary at this early date. Please contact us for current pricing.
When does the support need to be in?
We will need a deposit in November and final payment by April 15
How will you go about raising the support?
Each team member has to raise their own support. Money contributed to the mission through The Messiah Project is tax deductible to the donor (even the person going). If personnel are going as a missionary the funds are given to an account with their number. When the fund is completely funded they can go. Funds are not transferrable and not refundable.
Who receives the funds you raise?
Messiah Project is a not-for-profit 501 c 3 Christian Arts organization. All donations to our organization are tax deductible.
Are you able to track how the fund raising is progressing?
When an individual signs up they will be given a mission number. When donations are made the file number needs to be on the check (not the persons name). We will let each individual know how their mission fund is doing per their request.
Presented by – Lindsey Robison President and Founder
The Messiah Project Inc.
I will close with a note in Japanese graphic which says –
“Thank you for your service.”