Press Release


Wednesday, November 1, 2006
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO—The Ark singers from Ukraine will perform at Hannibal-LaGrange College on Wednesday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m. in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.

Thirty years ago in the Ukraine, a small group of young coal miners secretly shared their love of music and God. They formed a singing group, but could only sing at weddings during the days of militant atheism. God was preparing them for open evangelism, which began with the time of glasnost and perestroika. The group took the name The Ark (Kovcheg), and the first evangelistic service took place in 1988. The evangelistic services have not stopped, and The Ark has become well known through out the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). The Ark consists of seven singers who continue to work and sing for the glory of God. The group travels all over the former Soviet Union, singing and raising funds for their work in orphanages and church planting. They performed at the Billy Graham Crusade in Moscow, Russia, in 1992, and have ministered in Siberia, Germany, and Switzerland.

Singing in English and Ukrainian, The Ark will span the language gap with familiar songs of praise and worship. The performance on Wednesday, November 8, is part of HLG's chapel program and is open to the public. There is no charge for the event.

Beth Sowers
Public Relations Staff Writer
Hannibal-LaGrange College
573-221-3675 ext. 257

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