It was their first concert ever for the Cruz sisters—Carmen, Carolina, Caryn, and Christen. The four girls, ages 9 to 15, enjoy blending their voices in harmony on a variety of Christian songs, old and new. As part of their concert at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland, they decided to take up an offering for Real magazine.
I was already eager to attend this concert at my home church, since I’d heard how well the girls sing, and when I found out I would get to present the need for Real to the audience, I was even more enthusiastic. The concert provided an opportunity for many more people to learn about Real, and there was a very favorable response. Several people took extra brochures about Real to share with friends.
To those who donated $10 or more I gave out kid “ornaments” that were drawn by Real editor Randy Fishell to represent children who receive Real (see the example at left). We hope the ornaments will remind those who gave financially to pray for the children who are reading Real as a result of their gift.
If you’d like to hold a benefit event for Real in your area, we’d be happy to supply you with magazines, brochures, the “Why Kids Need Real” DVD, and kid ornaments. Just contact us for more information.
Associate Editor, Guide and Real