On February 27 visitors at Metropolitan Coffee in Hutchinson sipped beverages, enjoyed live music, and supported the Sterling College mission trip to Asia with every purchase and tip they made. It was all part of an arrangement Metro Coffee owners Jim and Myra Kitson had made with mission team member Tillie Wilbeck: if the SC students provided the music for the evening, a portion of the proceeds and all the tips would be given toward the trip.
“We really owe a big thanks to Jim and Myra—and to Trenton Thomas, who let us use his equipment—for helping to make it a successful night,” said Wilbeck, who is from Hutchinson and has worked at Metro Coffee for several years. The Kitsons also advertised the event, announcing it on the Metropolitan Coffee Web site and placing an ad in the Hutchinson newspaper.
Each of the five team members took turns performing from 7 to 9:30 p.m., playing and singing a mix of original compositions, hymn arrangements, and popular music. “Every member chose at least a few songs that represented God and pointed the evening toward Him,” said Wilbeck. Kaleb Knighton played “Be Thou My Vision” because it has s