Youthful Hands to Haiti
16 year old closes down street with a musical mission.
Sixteen year old Hunter Fraser got a special permit from the city of Maple Grove to close down 90th Place North last Saturday, June 2nd. From 7-9 p.m. Hunter and his band, along with some special guests, regaled the neighborhood and 150 other friends with songs as a part of a fundraiser to get them to Haiti.
Hunter leads kids worship at Church of the Open Door, and has his own band Cephas, facebook.com/cephasmusic. He invited Gentry David from Boy on a Bike and Spencer (lead vocals and guitar) and Dave Grimes (percussion/programmer) from the band Whosah to open the fundraiser event.
Three Cephas band members Hunter, Evan Pukal and Jared Olsen will be traveling to Haiti with their Open Door church youth group, June 17-26. Other members, Alex and Jake Monseth will be going to Haiti with their church, Living Hope, July 8-18.
They are traveling to Haiti to offer helping hands and hope in orphanages, specifically an orphanage that cares for disabled children and sick or abandoned babies. They will also do some light construction work and lead worship.
Open Door has been taking mission groups to Haiti for more than 20 years with 100+ trips logged.
Their musical fundraiser gathered $1,500 in much needed funds for the 5 ambitious and passionate youth. They are looking to reach their goal with a remaining $100!
I’d block off the street any old day for that kind of success.
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