Dawn Smith Jordan was scheduled to present a free concert for the community at O’Neal Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m. However, the church has been forced to cancel the concert because of the coronavirus and health concerns.
They are planning to reschedule the concert, and it will be posted in the Advocate.
Jordan is no stranger to tragedy or grace; on May 31, 1985, her younger sister, Shari, was kidnapped and murdered just two days before her high school graduation. It became the largest manhunt in South Carolina’s history, drawing national attention. Jordan said Shari’s murderer allowed her to write a letter of farewell to her family.
“Please don’t let this ruin your lives,” Shari wrote. “Just keep living one day at a time for Jesus. Remember, everything works out for the good to those that love the Lord. Some good will come of this.”
Never could Jordan or her family have realized how even God could do just that.
Jordan went on to become Miss South Carolina 1986 and second runner-up to Miss America. Today, she ministers in up to 75 concerts and events annually. The heartbeat of her music and message is the sufficiency of God’s grace, even to the point of forgiving the man who killed her sister.
For more information, contact the church at 803-470-6210 or https://onealumc.org/.