Four Local Imperial Valley young adults accepted to sing abroad with International Non-Profit


celebrant singersIMPERIAL COUNTY – Jon Stemkoski’s Celebrant Singers are proud to announce the acceptance of four Imperial County residents to be part of our internationally touring music missionary teams in 2014.

The four young adults – Gabriel Coca of Calexico, Miriam Cueto of Holtville, Lupe Lopez of Brawley and Roman Flores of El Centro – are working toward performing with our international Celebrants teams this summer in one of three countries: Guatemala, Trinidad or France.

Celebrant Singers is a non-profit, interdenominational contemporary Christian music and missions ministry with international headquarters in Visalia, California.

Celebrant Singers teams have ministered in all 50 states across the U.S., throughout Canada, Mexico and more than 95 additional nations around the world.

Each Celebrant team is composed of ten singers, a 12-piece live orchestra, sound and lighting technicians and a signer for the deaf. Since Celebrants founding in 1977, nearly 8 million people have attended a live concert with Celebrants.

The four young adults from Imperial County – who are also members of local praise and worship band “Day Is Last” – were chosen by audition along with others from across North America and other parts of the world.

These highly-talented and committed young adults are not salaried but have dedicated their lives to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world though music, testimony, prayer and the ministry of the Word.

The four young adults of the band Day Is Last are currently raising funds, both as a group and individually, in order to participate with Celebrants this summer abroad.

Day Is Last is holding a series of free admission fundraiser concerts in Imperial County with the cooperation of local churches in addition to outreach performances at local community events, such as the Relay for Life.

The first of these Day Is Last fundraiser concerts for Celebrant Singers missionary work will be held at the San Juan Diego Hall of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Calexico on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The second of these fundraiser concerts will be held at St. Mary’s School gymnasium on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Future dates are currently pending at other local churches.

About Celebrant Singers

Since our first major outreach throughout the United States, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the summer of 1977, Celebrant Singers has remained true to our vision by training, mobilizing and deploying over 3,000 musical missionaries to minister in all 50 states, all Canadian provinces and 97 additional countries.

Iran, India, Cuba, Morocco, Albania, Bulgaria, Venezuela, Colombia, Iceland, France, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland and countless other nations who have all been targets of our ministry. We are not financed by any corporation or religious denomination.

We are a registered non-profit organization and our annual budget is raised through donations, missionary support raised by individual team members, offering of our services in North America and the sale of CDs and other products.

Over 8 million people have gathered to hear Celebrant Singers message of hope and encouragement. About Day Is Last

Day Is Last is a five member band dedicated to spreading the love of Jesus Christ throughout Southern California and where ever we are needed.

Our mission is to enliven the Church and allow others to deepen or rediscover their relationship with God through song and prayer.

We rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us in all our song choices – cover songs and originals – in order to share our love of God with others.

Day is Last has led worship in local youth retreats, music in Sunday mass and performed at Christian wedding receptions and other community events.