UGANDA – Kurt at the beginning… Day 1
Day 1: Teacher training: Greetings from Kurt from beautiful Kampala Uganda. The music and worship training conference for the public will be held from Wednesday until Saturday, so from now (Sunday) until Tuesday we will be training the teachers from the EA Music Academy who will lead the school into the future.
The team from the U.S. started the day in our familiar Ugandan home of Batavia hotel, having a coffee. We then traveled to meet one of the leaders of the schools family, Ssali Brian. His family consists of about 15 people, most of which are displaced children from his community. The children introduced themselves to us, we worshipped together and then shared a meal cooked by Brian’s wife Edith.
Next we traveled to the Music Academy to meet with and train the students who are teachers and potential teachers of our long time, focused work, which is the school. Our 3 hour meeting was productive and blessed by God. His presence was evident among us as we introduced the topics of the teacher training and began the training. These few days of teacher training are critical to the future of the school and will continue to build the foundation for the school we’ve already started. Our aim is high. We want to build a school that produces skilled musicians and worship leaders that lead and impact the culture of East Africa for eternity. Our two topics are the Biblical Heritage of Musicians and Learning Music Theory through Songwriting.
The school has over 60 registered students and is lead by local visionaries Samson, Sheila and Brian. I and other teachers via Skype are assisting them in developing curriculum and teachers to lead the school and plant others throughout East Africa.
We will report again tomorrow. Thank you all for your support of this trip. We at WMM, Imagine Worship Schools and EA Gospel thank you! (Attached picture is of 3 students who went through the first geginners guitar class and have become teachers of that class)