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Jamaicans Jammin' for Jesus at CPCC this weekend

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The group Missionaries of the Poor is putting on its performance of "The Messiah" at Central Piedmont Community College's Halton Theater this weekend.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m.

Missionaries of the Poor says that 100 percent of the money from ticket sales goes to it's organization that feeds the poor in nine different countries -- predominantly Jamaica.

The group says it serves five-million meals annually with three million of those meals going to Jamaica. Missionaries of the Poor has a United States headquarters in Monroe.

The group puts reggae music to the gospel in its musical. It was founded in 1981 by Father Richard Ho Lung -- but Ho Lung has been working on aspects of the musical even before that.

Ho Lung says that he doesn't play an instrument -- and that the songs come to him from God "in dream" or in his day-to-day life.

For more information on Missionaries of the Poor, visit www.missionariesofthepoor.org and for tickets to the show visit www.messiahincharlotte.com.

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