Day 1 -Thursday
By the grace of God I arrived in Belize and went through customs, which wasn’t as smooth as it could have been. Grabbing my bags, I headed out to meet our Charlie Joe and the rest of the guys of our team (David B, David Y, Steven, Paul, and Dan) who had arrived just a little before me. Once we linked up at the airport, we headed towards Orange Walk. We were able to stop and break bread together as a team on the way into the village. It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord can place the right people at the right time. From the very beginning of our time together, I truly felt t...
This weekend in Belize has been amazing. We spent much of Friday working out bugs in the church sound system and giving several of the church youth music lessons. I was responsible for drums, and the other guys from our team taught guitar, keyboard, bass, and vocals. The kids were really eager to learn and seemed really interested in developing their skills. We also did a worship concert in a nearby town Friday night that was a pretty isolated location from what we would consider civilization. About 50 people showed up and man, they were worshiping the Lord!
What a great first day! The hospitality of Pastor Alberto and his family is really amazing and so was the breakfast they served. We had a great day of training coupled with practice for the concert in Douglas this evening. What an amazing night! Many people were moved to tears as Julio led us all before the throne with passion and abandon. Many people received prayer and we're greatly encouraged by the time with God.
The team is enjoying the fellowship and making lasting friendships. Belizeans are some of the most generous, kind-hearted, fun-loving people you'll ever come across. I am gratef...
While one WMM posse is in Nepal doing great work, Brent and Temple Cundall have been leading the WMM representation and leading worship at the 63rd annual--that's right 63 consecutive years--World Missions Conference at First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN. They are being ably assisted by some great Nashville players including Daniel Thompson and Jamie Rogan, and even yours truly. So, here's God in the details--I ended up needing to work in Tennessee this week--there were no plans 7 days ago for this, but it came together quickly. Brent knew I was in TN just not certain WHERE in TN. To...
Our family has now been in Southall for 6 months. It seems like only yesterday that we were trying to find our way in this strange new world, fresh off the airplane and waiting for our shipping container to arrive. In that time we have been very blessed by the relationships we have developed with some very special people.
One family, the Mahi family, has been especially important in our lives. This Asian family of Christians came from a Sikh background and has been involved with our church family here for several years. On the first full night we were here in Southall, they showed up and welco...
After traveling for 13 years to 257 nations & breaking 6 World Records, God gave Benny Prasad a new direction to end his World travels by Mar. 2015 and build a 400 seater Cafe in Bangalore, India to reach out to the college students who are depressed, lonely & suicidal.
WHAT IS CHAI316?: Chai means life in Hebrew and 3:16 refers John 3:16 which talks about eternal life. There are 808 million young people below the age of 35 in India. Sadly Bangalore has been the suicide capital for quite sometime. One of the main reasons is because of the educational and parental pressures. Most of the time ...
The World Music Mission is a ministry department of the mission sending agency Artists in Christian Testimony International (www.actinternational.org). This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the annual Gathering outside of Nashville at Harpeth Community Church in Franklin, TN. Imagine a room FULL of like minded, like hearted and spirited musicians, worship leaders, songwriters, painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, film makers, screen writers, actors, and even creatives in fields like healthcare and prison ministry.
Everyday there was great heart meeting teaching and dire...