Singer to perform at Seventh-day Adventist Church on SaturdayTenor Ray Sample will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jamestown Seventh-day Adventist Church.
By: Kari Lucin, The Jamestown Sun
Tenor Ray Sample will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jamestown Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Sample served as a counselor helper at a youth camp in Jamestown several years ago, said Darren Purdy, pastor of the church.
“I didn’t know him from Adam until he signed up as a counselor, and it turned out he was a very good vocalist, and he kind of blew my doors off,” Purdy recalled.
Later, Purdy learned Sample would be performing in Grand Forks, giving Jamestown an opportunity to book him for the previous week.
Sample sings about God’s love in a non-denominational way, Purdy said.
He has years of musical training, writes his own music and creates his own hymn arrangements.
Sample also supports the ministry of the Hope On Wings Foundation, which works to provide for the needs of people living in remote villages in Papua New Guinea.
The nonprofit, which operates out of Hepler, Kan., provides air transportation and communications for local volunteer Christian health and education workers, its website says.
Sample will share stories of his childhood time in Papua New Guinea, along with his music.
The concert is free to the public. A freewill offering will be taken for Hope on Wings.
Sun reporter Kari Lucin can be reached at 701-952-8453 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org