The 48 member Orchestra and Choir from Ozark Academy in Gentry, AR. stopped in last week. Mr. Robert Knipple, Director, invited LJA students to sit in with the orchestra. One LJA student had the privilege of being a guest conductor. The cymbals and chimes were a big hit with LJA kids.

The orchestra played inspirational songs, such as: Psalm 12, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms and Just a Closer Walk with Thee. With each piece Mr. Knipple emphasized that Jesus is the center of our lives, and Jesus is coming soon to take us home to live with Him. It is wonderful to be able to talk about Jesus during school hours.

After the orchestra played the Choir performed with an accomplished pianist. Once again, Mr. Knipple reminded us that our God is real, He wants us to talk to Him and read His Word.

During the last choral piece the LJA students were asked to sing with the Ozark Academy choir. The piece was entitled, Freedom is Coming. I sincerely believe the angels of Heaven were singing along. One day Jesus will come, and we will truly have freedom.

LJA students enjoyed the concert, and being included in the performance. Mr. Knipple also presented each LJA student an Ozark Academy t-shirt. Those were a big hit. Our prayers and thanks go out to Ozark Academy for stopping and giving us a concert.

Susan Zimmermann