Equipping musicians for missionary service
Thursday, July 19, 2018 1-615-477-3525

Spain 2013

  • Brian – As I reflect on my time here, I’m struck once again by the hearts of the missionaries I’ve met.  My conversations with them have been rich, and I’m humbled by their humility and strength.  The stories I’ve heard have been a mix of funny, inspiring, and at times, heart wrenching.  Some of the people I’ve spoken with live in very difficult circumstances, and even the ones who are stationed in more welcoming cultures have all kinds of challenges – from issues with finding enough financial support, to subtle (or not so subtle) obstructions that are put in their way to make their lives a...

  • As I continue to meet missionaries, I am awed by the difficult situations that they must endure.  One recent meal involved a conversation with a family dealing with many difficulties.   As the husband/father discussed the challenges to him and his family with the difficult cross-cultural situation, I was struck by how “normal” they seemed as they enjoyed their meal.   They could have been any family on vacation if I didn’t know the back story about the difficulties of their posting and family.   And yet, I saw them later that night during worship singing with their hands held high . . .

    An...

  • What a week, what a huge blessing! This week has been very powerful to me on multiple levels. I am so moved as a worship leader as I  humbly watch my efforts help facilitate a spirit movement in the missionaries that we are serving. They are extremely hungry for corporate worship and a chance to sing their heart music.  Songs that I might take for granted at home come alive here in a new way. It is very powerful to hear their voices raised in song and their hands raised in praise. I am blessed to have any part in this.

    I have also been very moved to see God move in our team. We are a group o...

  • Brian – This week has been exhausting so far, a blur of plane rides, bus rides, check-in, rehearsals, worship and fellowship with the folks from World Harvest, and sporadic attempts at sleep.  So far what has struck me most is the gracious reception we’ve received from everyone.  After spending 3 years in the field since their last conference, the missionaries are excited to see each other and have also given us a warm welcome.  As I reflect on the fact that these wonderful people have dedicated their lives to the service of others, I’m excited to be able to turn the tables and serve them, ...

  • Ken-This has been an amazing week so far.  I have had a great time meeting these precious missionaries.  It is humbling and inspiring to meet these men and women (and many times their young children) who have sacrificed so much to further the Kingdom of God.  I have especially enjoyed meeting so many of these “third culture” children who in a sense have no national identity (US citizens who have been born and raised abroad).  One child of missionaries in Prague taught me how to say hello in the Czech language.  I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live by faith in such a way.

    ...