Voices Together: ‘Rushalong in unison’ – on Canada Day!
In the winter of 2007 Yani Lim, full of faith and inspiration, shared her vision to reach the lost of Vancouver through a large demonstration of celebration and proclamation – lifting high the name of Jesus in Rogers Arena. It was a great vision and Pastor Giulio Gebeli and myself readily agreed in principle but were cautious of the logistics. “No problem,” Yani said firmly, “I can pay for it and trust the Lord for the money.” And so Voices Together was conceived and the rest is history with great celebrations on Canada Day in 2008, 2013 and then in 2015 at the Pacific Coliseum. Thousands have gathered in visible displays of unity, passionate worship and prayer for our great city and nation. Back in 2007 I was reading through the Book of Acts and was preaching about prayer from chapter 4 when I was drawn to verse 24.
“And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them …”
I shared this with Yani and that was it – Voices Together would be the name and Together has a deeper meaning – a greek word ‘Homothumadon’ made up of two words meaning to ‘rushalong’ and ‘in unison’.
Wow! Not just any old gathering but Christians from all over the Lower Mainland coming with with mind, with one accord and with one passion to ‘Lift High The Name Of Jesus’.
So make a date to lift your voice and rushalong in unison with thousands at the Coliseum this coming Canada Day, July 1 at 5 pm
Pastor David Carson
Voices Together 2017 – Coordinator