Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship hosted a special concert
“The Hope 2008” on June 28, 2008 at the Midtown Community
Church, Atlanta, GA. Four leading Indian churches or
ministries serving the Indian Christian communities in
Atlanta, namely, CSI Emmanuel church (led by Rev. Joseph
Matthew), Asian Indian Community Church (led by Pastor Raj
Nagi), Atlanta Telugu Christian Fellowship (led by Rev.
Christopher Palli), and Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship
(led by Dr. Paul Joseph) participated and presented special
songs and music on this glorious occasion.
The goal for this event was to promote more peace, harmony,
and unity among Asian Indians to serve the Indian
communities here in the US and in India in a more effective
manner. Also, the hope is to strengthen the bond of love,
friendship, and fellowship for the improvement of
interpersonal relationships among Indians. The evening was
filled with songs from four Indian languages, Hindi,
Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil. Indian youth filled the stage
with fantastic instrumentals through violin, trumpet,
harmonica, keyboards, guitar, and through solo singing.
Rev. Joseph Matthew opened the musical evening with prayer.
Rev. Sanjeeviraj Louis who flew from Chennai, India shared
the message from the Bible. The final prayer was by Rev.
Christopher Palli. Prayers were offered to God to shower
blessings upon the Indian communities in Atlanta and for
their healthy living.
Around two hundred people participated in this musical
evening and most commented that the occasion was the most
enjoyable in recent times. The event arrangements were
overseen by Stephan Henry, John Jacob, and Dr. Paul Joseph.