Concert of Hope to raise money for Missouri Baptist Children’s Home
WEBB CITY, Mo. – Pastor Kyle Beverlin of the Emmanuel Baptist Church talked with Michael Hayslip about the upcoming Concert of Hope in Webb City, Missouri. The event featuring a performance from Chosen Road will benefit the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.
Chosen Road is a gospel bluegrass group comprised of musicians raised in the mountains of southern West Virginia and western North Carolina. They were establish in 2009 and have traveled across the United States, Scotland, France and Ireland.
Missouri Baptist Children’s Home exists to support, to provide help and assistance children in areas of need. The Emmanuel Baptist Church cited statistics concerning child abuse and neglect:
- On an annual basis in the state of Missouri more than 16,000 children are in foster/relative care
- More than 2,500 children are waiting for adoption
- More than 2,000 children live in residential care facilities
- More than 68,000 incidents of child abuse involving nearly 100,000 children are reported
- 1 in 7 children experienced abuse or neglect
- Hundreds of girls are enslaved in human trafficking
- 1 out of 10 children will be sexually abused before age 18
The Concert of Hope will begin on May 2 at 5:00 p.m. in Webb City at Memorial Park located at 423 W Daugherty St, Webb City, MO. Flounders Fish and Chips and Hershey’s Ice Cream food trucks will be onsite and serving starting at 4:00 p.m. with the concert beginning at 5:00 p.m. Organizers ask attendees bring their own lawn chairs.