I’m finally sitting down to write a post-trip update. My last update was the night before the last day of the retreat. On that final day I ended up getting a solid half-day of work in and was well enough rested to give me energy for not only the mo......read more
The decision to go was not a difficult one for me. I know a few of the people who make this trip regularly, so any fears or concerns I might have had otherwise are not that scary. I prayed about it, discussed it with my wife, and we decided it was a good way for me to serve. The attack at the Nairobi mall recently shook us up a little bit, but overall making the decision was the easy part.
Saturday Master Class: Over 200 participants spent 5 hours listening to worship training delivered by Kurt and 2 hours listening to Ken teaching on sound engineering. They then learned 2 songs that Kurt wrote called “Go Therefore” and “Space Between the Chords”. The feedback was that the training REALLY helped the participants Â They were so thankful!
Ken: Hello from Cameroon, Africa! It has been non-stop from the time we arrived late Tuesday. Our host Serges has been incredibly accommodating to Kurt and me. We were welcomed by a small army of the Festi Gospel Jam musicians at the airport. Wednesday Serges gave us a short tour around the city of Yaounde,Cameroon, first to the US Embassy to register our presence, as well as talk to the Public affairs office. We spoke with a sweet woman, named Gladys, who turns out is a believer and was interested in helping promote the conference we will be holding with Festi Gospel Jam this weekend. We then went to several local churches, and were welcomed by their Pastors. These are hard working men who have a heart for this city and expanding ministry to other parts of Africa.
From Kurt: We have an internet connection now. We will be playing at our first church of many tonight. We’ll be inviting people to the worship training on Friday and Saturday; several events scattered throughout the week and then a big concert on Friday with Festi Gospel Jam. Pray for us. And Thank You to everyone who gave. You will be giving into the lives of 150 musicians who will be going back to their congregations more equipped to lead their people in worship. We are already making an impact. The pictures are from where we are staying and of some bulls running through the street.
Tomorrow Ken and Kurt will kiss the wives and head to BNA (Nashville International Airport) to start the 3 continent jaunt to West Africa. Three planes, four legs to the flight path, to meet up with Serges and the Festi Gospel Jam folks (Check them out on Facebook) The How-Did-We-Get-Here is a bit of story but one part I thought everyone might like to see is about the Visas to get into Cameroon.