Equipping musicians for missionary service
Monday, June 24, 2019 1-615-477-3525

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  • 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 ch...

  • It seems like a time warp. I was in Zimbabwe and now I'm home; what a shift. What a wonderful time in Zimbabwe!! To say that Walter and Ella and their family were gracious hosts is an understatement! We lived with them and worked with them, and quickly developed a deep appreciation for them. We were so warmly embraced by them and by the students. What a blessing and honor to have a part in teaching the mission mobilization team! It was a delight to share joyous worship with singing and dancing, that has a foundation of deep faith in God and commitment to His work.

    Our prayers were answered for...

  • Geoff--Zimbabwe 8-8-16:

    Today we had a full day. Instrument lessons, a songwriting class, and more instrument lessons. They have picked up the piano, violin, and guitar so well. The highlight was during lunch, a group took the chords they knew on guitar and grabbed some hand drums and made a new song and rap. Can't wait to upload it.

  • Erica–Zimbabwe 8-8-16: Today was great! We taught guitar, violin and piano for about 3 1/2 hours during the day, and many of the students made astounding progress. For the violin, we started by talking about how to hold the instrument, then started in “twinkle, twinkle, little star”, a great song for beginning violin.

  • I made it back safely last night and didn't have any particular trouble with the flights home.  Redeemer Presbyterian and the visit with my friends in Manhattan was a blessing.  Attached is a pic that someone snapped for me what the room was like while leading worship.  These don't capture how active and engaged everyone was with the singing time (perhaps these were shot between verses!).

  • It is Wednesday evening and I have just finished my “work day” (I’m still working during American working hours, so until midnight or 1 am here).  It has been a joy to get to know some of these missionaries better and be encouraged by their faith, love, and zeal for the Lord.  Some of you asked for more info about who they are.  Gathered here are about 40 country or region directors within SIM, an organization that has 2,000 or so full-time missionaries.  Everyone here has almost 20+ years of experience and while I’m not the youngest one here, the youngest is 38.  So there is maturity, wisdom,...