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Sunday, August 20, 2017 1-615-477-3525

BELIZE 2017--Joal-Rhythm

Down Down Up, Down Down Up....the rhythm is gonna getchya. Saturday in Santa Theresa village was a LOT dryer than Friday's rain soaked journey and experience. We got going a bit earlier, said a quick howdy with Charlie Joe to our innkeeper Duwane, snagged a killer breakfast of coffee, eggs and fry jacks (a fried slightly sweetened bread you dip in maple syrup--yep, they're gooooood!) and we were on our way to the jungle again.


Down Down Up, Down Down Up....the rhythm is gonna getchya. Saturday in Santa Theresa village was a LOT dryer than Friday's rain soaked journey and experience. We got going a bit earlier, said a quick howdy with Charlie Joe to our innkeeper Duwane, snagged a killer breakfast of coffee, eggs and fry jacks (a fried slightly sweetened bread you dip in maple syrup--yep, they're gooooood!) and we were on our way to the jungle again. we were back to teaching our merry band of musicians. Lots of chord position teaching, discussions of the role of prayer and Scripture in our worship and then (what I consider to be the hardest thing to teach) the Rhythm lessons commenced.

Q-How do you learn to do anything? A-Just do it.

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With all things musical, Practice is the key....lots and lots of practice. Today's foray into consistent rhythm had cacophonous moments: 20 people, multiple instruments, 1 concrete and block building....yet some of the biggest smiles you could ever hope to see.

Pastor Juan has specifically asked us to lead worship tomorrow and include elements of what we taught: well played hymns the congregation will know, Scripture passages that connect to the music and Prayer times that settle our focus on the beauty of Jesus.