HOLSTEIN- On Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rosemary Clausen Performing Arts Center, in Holstein, Bread of Stone, a contemporary Christian band that is currently on the Reinvention Tour with Super Chick, will be in Holstein for a benefit concert for the families of Alisha Droegmiller and Jocelyn Draper who are fighting cancer.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and a freewill donations will be accepted to monetarily help these families.
How did a well-known contemporary Christian band decide to come to Holstein for a benefit concert? Brothers Ben and Bill Kraisttijantos who were originally from Sioux
City, but are now based out of Nashville, Tenn., held several concerts in Holstein when they were just beginning their musical career.
They became friends with Debby Baillie and Alisha Droegmiller, of Holstein, from their past performances in the area. Bread of Stone's love for God shines through in their music plus they are also very active in mission work in their lives personally and as a group. As an act of Christian love, they accepted an invitation to come to Holstein to share their time and talent for an "Evening of Praise" to benefit the families of Alisha Droegmiller and Jocelyn Draper as they fight cancer.
Alisha is overcoming melanoma cancer for the third time. Her and her husband, Dan, have two children at Galva-Holstein Elementary. Alisha and Jeannie Ehler, mother of Jocelyn Draper, have been neighbors and friends for years.
Jocelyn Draper is in third grade at Galva-Holstein Elementary and was diagnosed with cancer last year. Her cancer was in remission but has resurfaced so Jocelyn is currently undergoing chemotherapy again.
Bread of Stone is actively involved in mission work in their native country, Indonesia. After a trip to Indonesia they were lyrically inspired to write the new EP pop/rock song, "Beautiful" from the lesson they learned on the trip. Bread of Stone has also developed the Light Project in Indonesia that provides food, transportation and other necessities to the poorest of the poor in the Muslim community in Indonesia. Bread of Stone have also toured with groups Petra, Newsboy and Building 429. For more information on the group's history, music or mission work, go to www.breadofstone.com.
Bread of Stone performs at 5:30 pm on Nov. 4 at the Rosemary Clausen Center of Performing Arts in Holstein. Come for an Evening of Praise to hear Bread of Stone's inspiring music and message as we give emotional, financial and spiritual support to the families of Alisha Droegmiller and Jocelyn Draper.