Church to hold thank you concert

Just to thank Angelo Maker for his good deeds, the Wellspring United Methodist Church is hosting a concert Friday night at Kimball Theatre.

The free performance isn't a fundraiser, but an awareness effort, said Gail Scullion, the church's music director.

Maker, a Sudanese refugee sponsored by the church in 2001, made a life for himself in the U.S. In 2010 he built a school in his home village, Rumbek, in what is now South Sudan.

"I wanted to just use it as an education for people, to let people know how people live on other parts of the world and how Angelo is trying to change that," Scullion said. "I just found it admirable that he did not just rest on his laurels, he thought to go back and try to change things for other people in his country."

After hearing Maker tell his story last June, Berkeley Middle School students raised $1,150 toward construction of a well for Maker's school, called Abukloi.

The contemporary worship band Cross Purposes goes on at 7:30 p.m., immediately followed by an information session about Maker's philanthropic efforts.

Williams can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341.

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