International Nite 2012 again was a wonderful evening where we celebrated the diversity of Exeter. Each performance was astounding, every worker who put their talent and time into the event did it with great joy, and most of all we would like to say a big THANK YOU for responding to the call and inviting so many friends and family!
Cecile (who came both nights!) said, ‘Thank you ever so much River Church for organizing and hosting two superb International nights in the heart of Exeter! A fund-raising event at its best.‘
Gilda, who was involved in the Indonesian dance, said ‘Thank you for giving us an opportunity to share our culture with River Family – hope next year’s will be even greater!‘
Jean who comes from France said he enjoyed himself so much he is even coming back for our Easter service on April 8 – and bringing the same friends with him! We were delighted to see some people had invited more than 5 friends to share the experience!
There is plenty of video from the event that you can link to below, but perhaps the performance that sums up the event best is this one:
It was wonderful to start the night altogether by joining Sir Geoffrey and Baldrick on their quest to Finding the Nations. We saw the Japanese kagemusha taiko-style drummers, beautiful traditional Indonesian dancing, heard Welsh folksongs and The River Church worship team’s spin on a Michael Jackson classic, to name just a few.
You can watch the whole show on our websites, or on our Youtube channel.
All donations go to a chosen charity that is very dear to our Pastors, Michael and Marion, and The River Family – Kondanani Children’s Village in Malawi, which is a home to the orphaned young. We are honoured to be a small part of it!
Here are some shots capturing our celebration together, you can check out the whole album too. Add us as a friend on Facebook, and you can also tag the photos you and your friends are in!
Were you at International Nite this year? Share with us your thoughts and experiences and stories of new friends you made!
The River Church Worship Team
Pastor Scott presenting the girls at Kondanani Children's Village in Malawi
Storytime with the little kiddies
Homecooked food from every corner of the world!