“These guys are putting it all on the line,” he said, referring to the firefighters. “It was the least we could do – to go out there and sing to the Lord for them.”
After their concert, they were asked to sing for firefighters eating meals in food tents.
“So we took all 100 of our kids and moved from tent to tent to sing for the guys who were eating,” the music minister said. “We were so touched. Here were these guys and ladies – hot, sweaty, exhausted. We just wanted to put a smile on their faces.”
The young choir members said they hope their songs were an encouragement to the community.
“All we’re trying to do is shine the light of the Lord,” Colee said.
The choir is now back on the road – heading towards Wichita where they will sing later tonight – but the music minister believes what happened in Colorado Springs will be a lifetime memory.
“Our kids will never forget that,” he said. “they will never forget the looks on the faces of the guys fighting those fires.”
Before they left, one firefighter told the young people that she had been away from her family and her church for days.
“She told us that when we started to sing Amazing Grace, she felt like she was back home,” he said.
"When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we've no less days to sing God's praise, than when we first begun."