Seattle Choir Delivers Music And Message - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Seattle Choir Delivers Music And Message

The Total Experience Gospel Choir is known throughout the world for giving listeners the "total experience" of gospel music, from traditional to contemporary.

They've won over 150 awards and recognitions, and have recorded with some of the greatest in gospel music.

But Wednesday afternoon, choir members came off of the stage, and made a difference in another way.

A small group of the choir, including 15-year old DeShe' Brooks, worked here at a home in the Forest Heights community, repairing a carport damaged by Katrina.

"I'm not a construction person. I'm just sitting here doing whatever I can," said Brooks.

And doing whatever they can is the bulk of their mission.

While they try to deliver a positive spiritual message through song, they want to physically be an example as well.

"It's one thing to hear about the devastation, you know but to see it, and it is our mission, and we are a mission choir. You know we go wherever the need is," said choir member Jessica Howard.

And they, under the leadership of Pastor Patrinell Wright, raised money and supplies to help those in need in South Mississippi and Louisiana.

But while they have only been here for about two days, they are already learning life lessons.

"I told my grandma before we left, I was like, when we go on this trip, we're gonna find out a lot of things about ourselves that we didn't even know. And so I found out a lot already and we're not even at the hardest part of the trip," said Brooks.

They believe they will be mentally and physically stronger after this experience, something they will be able to share with others in their ministry with a mission.  

If you missed the Total Experience Gospel Choir, the group will appear Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the Sawmill Mall in Laurel, Mississippi.

By Karla Redditte

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Pearl High School student takes dream date to prom

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:26 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:26:01 GMT
    18-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll beMore >>
    Eighteen-year-old Jacob Daniels can barely wipe the smile off his face, in anticipation of his Senior Prom Friday night. His mother Lori helps him try on his tuxedo as he talks about the dream girl he'll be arm in arm with.
    More >>
  • Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Biloxi bakery celebrates 90 sweet years in business

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:54:05 GMT
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
    A Biloxi bakery has many people thinking of delicious pastries for Easter time. And they've been doing it for nine decades! The Electrik Maid Bake Shop is celebrating 90 years in the baking business.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.