Equipping musicians for missionary service
Saturday, August 19, 2017 1-615-477-3525

Africa

  • We arrived safely in Kampala Uganda a day late due to a delay in our flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam. Looking back it was a blessing because we were able sleep eight hours after barely sleeping in our first leg. Brian and I were also able to go over some of the teaching we plan to do.

  • Why I'm going . . . Going to Kenya wasn't in my original plans. I was on the World Music Mission team that ministered to missionaries from the World Harvest Mission in Spain May/June 2013. After that I began preparing for what I thought was going to be the trip to Chile with WMM.  God had other plans, and the next thing I knew I was changing my plans to follow HIS plan. I am prayerfully trying to follow Jesus on this epic journey, and sometimes (I must admit) I don't like turning over the control to Him.  I have to trust that if it is His will, then the finances, planning, and travel will work...

  • Last days in Kenya and Coming home….Saturday at the SLC started with a typical schedule.  Breakfast at 7am, band rehearsal at 7:45.  The times of leading in worship were a bit bittersweet.Knowing that the next day we would be leaving was laying heavy on my heart.  We led worship as normal and after the last session, I cried.  I did so for multiple reasons. I was thinking that we did not have any additional times of worship, which saddened me.  Also, the emotions of serving these folks and hearing their stories.  Add to the list the desire of my heart to be able to sing and minister as ...

  • This week has been yet another great experience. I've really learned a good bit about trust and understanding I don’t make things happen but God does. That’s my main takeaway.

    To expand on that to the fullest extent would be hard to contain in a single post, but there’s one story of God’s work that I will share. I had heard from a couple of people that one of the office workers from Nairobi was an excellent singer and should sing a song in the worship time. Now I’ve never heard this person sing, so I was at least leery of the prospect, but she came up and asked and I worked out a spo...

  • It’s hard to believe we are heading home tomorrow. Honestly, I’m so ready to see my wife and the boys, but I’m staying in the moment and trying to take in whatever God has in store for us for the remainder of the trip. One thing I’m very thankful for is the chance to meet so many of God’s people from around the world. To hear about what they’re doing and the lives they touch is so encouraging. God is at work around the world, and I’ve only had a glimpse of it. So thankful for my incredible team members and especially the generous donors who made this trip a reality. Allan