WMM UGANDA TRIP – DAY 1: OFF TO DC The World Music Mission team is on mission to Kampala, Uganda. We’ll be teaming up with East African Gospel Mission to host a worship music conference for several students. Our first stop is a layover in Washington DC, where we stayed with Kurt’s sister, Eileen. We were treated like kings, which was a nice way to rest and prepare for our time in Africa. We’re about to board a flight for Dubai, then catch a connection to Uganda. Enjoy these shots from the road! Kurt Coble, our fearless leader and Anthony Furlow, our trip comedian, musician, and theologian.
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...
So its been a mad rush of a few days here. The instrument training has been marvelous. everyone has been picking up so quickly. Wow, such joyous sounds coming out of these very talented and eager hearts.
From the dancing and jumping at church service on Sunday, to the performance of their original songs on the front porch; from the home cooked meals sitting in the back garden to the late night cups of tea, this is truly a community that I am so blessed to be among.
Wednesday night we were invited to attend a small group gathering from Pastor Walter’s church at the home of one of the congregant...
Wendy--Tuesday 8-9-16: Things are going well. "This is Africa"--Sometimes Pastor Walter says, "This is Africa." My this-is-Africa thing today was the water. For the first couple of days, it would be off in the afternoon but on in the morning and evening, so it was no big deal. However, one day it was off for over 24 hours. This was long enough for our huge bucket of water, which is saved for necessities like flushing and hand washing, to be used up. What do you do when your huge bucket is empty? This was the day that I was planning to bathe but the bath simply had to be postponed. Again, no bi...
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.
Geoff-Sunday: Zimbabwe Blog
Well it has been quite an adventure getting here. It is good, and we are here experiencing such great things. And so I smile and sometimes chuckle at the events of the past few days.
Erica met up with me in Tennessee and we drove to Atlanta through the pouring rain, but we arrived on time, our bags were loaded and we got on our flight with plenty of time. We even met a small group of missionaries from Ohio who were also heading to Zimbabwe.
But the flight was hours delayed, which got us to Johannesburg late, and thus we missed our connecting flight to Hararae. As w...