Tribe Revival Offers Music, Message

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Everyone is welcome at the All Tribes Revival in the Tonto Apache Gym April 16 through 20.

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Revival organizer Mary Glaze, left, hopes the five-day revival will reach reservation youth.

There will be music and evangelistic preachers to relate to all ages, according to organizer Mary Glaze, but reaching community youth is her real passion.

"We have a lot of youth on the reservation and I thought this could be a real special time for them," said Glaze, who has worked with reservation youth for 11 years.

"Some in high school are having a rough time and this will give them an advantage of faith going into college and careers," she said.

Glaze thinks youth will relate to the music at the All Tribes Revival. She has worked hard to bring in diverse musicians from across the state and as far away as the Midwest.

In addition to choirs from different churches and reservations, The Warriors, a Christian group from Levine will be rapping and putting on a dramatic performance Sunday night.

Reverend Mark Henning will be acting out a "human video" on the stage as songs play in the background.

"I was raised in church," said Larry Emerson, a contemporary Christian musician from Farmington, N.M.

"As a Christian, I want to attract people to the gospel of Christ through the music that I do."

He will be performing Thursday night.

"Proclaiming liberty to the captives" from the book of Isaiah is the theme of the five-day revival.

The All Tribes Revival begins nightly at 7 p.m. Sunday, April. 16, through Thursday, April 20. It is free and open to the public.

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