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  • This may the last message I send, as we leave for Nairobi tomorrow to catch a flight home.  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.  I was able to give the WMM Cajon (that I have played hard!!)  to a South Sudanese church.

    After worshiping I gave an impromptu demo to Dah, their music leader.  He said that their drums they use were in terrible shape.  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 left Nashville on 1/18/14 to set out for the Spiritual Life Conference in Kenya. We had over 16 hours of flight time spread across two days. We arrived in Kenya Sunday evening shortly after after 8pm Kenya time. Stepping off of a plane outdoors rather than walking down a ramp to directly to the terminal was my first surprise. We then rode the bus to the terminal where we waited in long lines for our Visas. We picked up our luggage and changed our money. Boy, you feel rich when you change US dollars to Kenyan Shillings! My next surprise was when we left the airport and there was a soldier co...

  • The fruit during the trip was quite abundant,and the long term need for World Music Mission continues to be confirmed. Â Below is a report of how the time went and the future needs. Ken Debelius,who builds live sound systems for churches across America, accompanied me to help with the sound. This was the first time World Music Mission (WMM) had gone to Cameroon. This fits me well because my role is to go to new places that are asking for our help.

  • Saturday Master Class: Over 200 participants spent 5 hours listening to worship training delivered by Kurt and 2 hours listening to Ken teaching on sound engineering. They then learned 2 songs that Kurt wrote called “Go Therefore” and “Space Between the Chords”. The feedback was that the training REALLY helped the participants  They were so thankful!

  • Nairobi, Kenya–January 18-27, 2014: For the 5th consecutive year, the World Music Mission will reside at Brackenhurst Conference Centre (www.brackenhurst.com) for a week of worship with the missionaries of SIMSudan. They base in Nairobi (for logistical reasons) as Sudan has transformed (and continues to transform) into two distinct nations. The roughly 80 missionaries serve in and across Sudan. They serve as doctors, nurses, linguists, engineers, evangelists, technicians, business developers, and pilots. The WMM team of musicians and childcare workers prays that Jesus will be lifted up to draw...

  • KENYA 2013 - Joal 06/01/13-Tohru and the Guitar Strings Made it to South Sudan

    Thanks for the guitar strings and the awesome time of worship at SLC.  I mentioned a while back that one of the students at Gideon Theological College would probably enjoy having new sets of strings. His name is Yuna and I gave him the strings you passed me.  I’ve attached a picture of him with them.  He was very appreciative.  He's a good friend of  ours. Blessings. 

  • Brian – As I reflect on my time here, I’m struck once again by the hearts of the missionaries I’ve met.  My conversations with them have been rich, and I’m humbled by their humility and strength.  The stories I’ve heard have been a mix of funny, inspiring, and at times, heart wrenching.  Some of the people I’ve spoken with live in very difficult circumstances, and even the ones who are stationed in more welcoming cultures have all kinds of challenges – from issues with finding enough financial support, to subtle (or not so subtle) obstructions that are put in their way to make their lives a...