Sent in by Carole Derry-Bretsch, posted Oct. 29, 2015

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Mere Image Concert Poster Orange

NOTE: We were unable to put the poster in this article, but if you click the above link, you will see a poster with all the details of Mere Image’s upcoming concert.

MERE IMAGE, an organization formed by a dedicated group of young people, was first originated in the city of Lynwood about the fall of 1987.  With a desire to be personally involved in the Lord’s work, they found a common interest in singing, so they came together uniting their talents and presenting the message of Christ and His soon return to others in songs. Our church eventually merged with the Whittier Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1993, which is now considered our home church.

Under the Direction of Henry Murray Sr., Mere Image has provided music for different organizations throughout Southern California over the years.  Their presentations include numerous concerts for Seventh Day and Non-Seventh Day Adventists’ worship services year round. The Group has also shared their faith in songs with, Nursing Home Patients at different locations, Reformatory School Inmates, Southern California Conference Youth Rally, West-Point of Evangelism for the Pacific Union, Camp meetings, and on a regular schedule, provide special music including an Annual Concert for their church services in Whittier.  Some Members of the Group are also involved in their own witnessing outreach activities of their choice. As part of its mission, the Group has created a Scholarship Fund through which they can assist needy students who are attending our private Christian schools and have financial difficulties either to register for the new school year or can’t take their exams due to unpaid bills; sometimes inability to graduate for past due accounts.  We have already seen the blessings this project has been to the few young people we were able to help to remain in school and complete their educational goals. We have also initiated a project we sponsor called  “The India Project”. Since 2003 we have been sponsoring Ministers in India to hold evangelistic meetings bringing the message to hundreds of people at a time. We have sponsored over 30 ministers so far and they have won over 3,000 souls for the kingdom, resulting in over 30 new church groups through the financial assistance we offered. We look forward to continue these projects indefinitely.

The Group looks forward to more ways through which they can continue to reflect the “Mere Image” of Christ as they share their faith through their songs, the spoken word, and the lives they live from day to day. Your prayers and support for the Group’s Ministry will be greatly appreciated. More updates to follow on Mission activity growth.


For any information, comments, or to arrange for a concert, please contact us at: MERE IMAGE, Whittier Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 8833 Calmada Ave., Whittier, CA 90605.

Telephone: 562-696-9417, Fax: 562-464-0266, E-mail: