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by Moriah McDonald / Park Church
On Sabbath, December 5, violinist Jaime Jorge performed a concert at the Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Salisbury, Maryland. The concert, which took place during the worship hour, was part of a series of Christmas concerts titled “The Healing Music Concert Tour.” Jaime performed several songs, including “The Little Drummer Boy” and “The Hallelujah Chorus.”
In order to adjust to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the concert permitted a reduced number of attendees and required social distancing. A number of attendees joined the service through Zoom. One such attendee, Camellia Morrison, enjoyed the service even through the online format. “Jaime takes you on a spiritual journey through his musical expressions, testimony, missionary spirit and servant’s heart,” she says. “I found myself celebrating and deeply moved with each account as he traced the hand of God unveiling miracle after miracle.”
In addition to performing a concert, Jaime delivered a message in which he shared his experience learning to play the violin. He began playing the violin at the age of five in Cuba under communist rule and was offered the chance to study in Moscow with gifted musicians. However, he was informed that to do so, he would have to renounce his belief in God. He rejected the opportunity. When he was ten, his family relocated to the United States, where he obtained a Christian education and received violin lessons from Cyrus Forough, concert violinist and professor of violin and chamber music at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Jaime Jorge’s childhood dream was to be a missionary doctor. However, in 1996, he left medical school and began a full-time music ministry. “I want people to know that God has a perfect plan for each and every one of our lives,” he explains. “We may not understand it, but that’s not the point. He wants us to have faith and follow his lead. When we do, we are never disappointed.”
Vicki and Walter Davidson, members of the Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, were inspired by Jaime’s message. “The beautiful music and testimony of Jaime provides hope and inspiration,” they say. “Christ led him and his family through many obstacles and hardships so he could be a witness to others today. May we have the same perseverance, strength, and faith to follow Jesus where he leads us.”