This week has been yet another great experience. I've really learned a good bit about trust and understanding I donâ€™t make things happen but God does. Thatâ€™s my main takeaway.
To expand on that to the fullest extent would be hard to contain in a single post, but thereâ€™s one story of Godâ€™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 Iâ€™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
One of the World Music Mission’s best friends in East Africa since day 1 has been Taylor Martyn. He’s a gifted film maker and photographer who serves with his wife and children on the mission field. He helps tell the mission stories and he has helped tell the WMM story with SIMSudan. Here are a few shots from Taylor…
God’s will be done.
We are nearing the end of our Kenya adventure. We have sore fingers, tired voices, and thankful hearts.
Serving the Sim Sudan teams has been such a pleasure. Hearing their stories and getting a glimpse into how these wonderful people live and serve the people of South Sudan has certainly been eye opening. We’ve played and sung many songs and been thanked over and over for what for us is such a joy and an honor.
I’m personally thankful for my wife Kim who saw this path for me long before my stubborn heart did. She knew I was suppose to be here and I love her for it. I’m th...
This may the last message I send, as we leave for Nairobi tomorrow to catch a flight home.Â First let me thank you for your prayers and support, as I would not be here if it wasn’t for you, the donors and supporters.Â I was able to give the WMM Cajon (that I have played hard!!)Â to a South Sudanese church.
After worshiping I gave an impromptu demo to Dah, their music leader.Â He said that their drums they use were in terrible shape.Â I wish that I had drums to give him, but he assured me that they could use this instrument (though not indigenous to Sudan) to worship in a traditional Suda...
We have entered a little bit of a calm time, so I thought I would give you a little perspective on the place I am staying. It is an amazingly beautiful, peaceful place. It would be almost paradise if my family was here. You may wonder why I get to be here.
When you hear the stories of the people we are serving, you understand why they need this time of peace and refreshment. They lead challenging lives in difficult circumstances in the best of times. As you know, these are not the best of times in Sudan. One group I ate with yesterday told the story of their evacuation, as they were in a town...
What a journey. I can not believe the week is almost over. It’s been a very busy week. Very hard to find quiet time to write. I came on this journey not knowing what to expect other than new emotions. I signed up for the trip not knowing what conditions would be like or really even where I was going except that it was Africa. Â God clearly told me to go and I could not turn back.
I have been going through the week wondering when the emotions would set in. Well I have my answer. Today, Friday, our third day of service was the day the tears came. The day started off as normal. Breakfast at 7 ...