By Lavi Matesan,
Jewish Voice Photojournalist
DATELINE: Montevideo, Uruguay
It is day one of four of our 2010 Hear O’ Israel Festival of Jewish Music & Dance (Festival de Música y Danza Judia in Spanish) in Montevideo, Uruguay.
It’s a bit intense around here with many preparations and last-minute details being taken care of for tonight. The Festival show is at 8 p.m., and rehearsals, sound checks, and run-throughs are underway.
The Jewish Voice Outreach team is in downtown Montevideo distributing Festival flyers that promote our Messianic Jewish worship event featuring performances by singer Paul Wilbur, violinist Maurice Sklar, and dancer Oksana Pavlova.
There is excitement and anticipation in the air, but there is also concern of protests from those who are unwelcoming to Messianic Believers. We are asking the Lord to soften and open hearts.