SIOUX CITY -- Project Rehema Ministries will hold their eighth annual Sing for Africa benefit concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, in Bishop Heelan High School’s Fine Arts Building.
The event will feature Celebration Choir, Mt. Zion Choir, Bishop Heelan Chorale, St. John Choir, Fr. David Hemann, Kevin Keane, Jill Miller, George Olson, and Alainna Joly. This is the primary fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit organization.
Project Rehema serves orphan and vulnerable children in Tanzania. The east African country has over 2.5 million orphan children. Project Rehema’s goal is to shift away from the institutionalizing of these children by building modest homes where there is a “mama” caring for six to eight children as her very own, creating a family-like environment.
The president of Project Rehema is Kelli Solsma of Dakota Dunes. The Sioux City native has been doing mission work in Tanzania for 20 years. She founded Project Rehema in 2007. The organization is named for Rehema Ntandu, an 8-year-old orphan who died of AIDS in 2004.
Tickets for the benefit concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Children under 5 have free admission. Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing Solsma at JKSOLS@aol.com or calling her at (712) 251-4759. Tickets are also available at the door.