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  • The students came from many parts of Uganda and Africa. Some walked great distances, Some by bus for 12 hours and some from different states, all to get knowledge that they are thirsty for.  Most live very modest lives, can't access information and have very limited resources.  I am blessed to pass on the information that others have taught me about music and worship while living in Nashville/Franklin and Los Angeles. I have been reminded that God uses all we learn to bless others and grow His work in the earth.

    Our charge to the students was to take the knowledge they were given, learn it and...

  • The second day of the conference is over already. What a thrill it is to hear that the sessions have had an impact and the numbers of people attending the sessions to learn keeps growing. We are teaching on a variety of subjects throughout the conference from Bible training and leadership to practical sessions in music, all related in some way to music. Yesterday and today the sessions including: Who Do we Worship, Authentic Leadership, How to Build a Team, Leading Worship, Learning Guitar, Learning Keyboard, Vocal Training, and Songwriting. Musicians, singers, dancers, leaders, and pastors al...

  • Praise the Lord! Or in Ugandan, Mokama Yay...... What and encouraging time to be here! My day started out earlier this morning as a few of the students were asking for extra time to work on the songs that they are writing.

  • Today was a day that I will not forget. I was tasked with teaching on two subjects that are controversial in Uganda. The EA Gospel team and WMM team discussed it last night to just air out the different views on it and how to teach it. After much discussion, Samson said, "let us commit to praying for Kurt as he is the one who has to preach it".

    So we all went to bed except me as I sat up to pray about and take the notes that were coming.  The morning came and Lord showed up as usual and gave the people what He wanted. It was a powerful moment to be in as the leading of the Holy Spirit took pla...

  • Hi everyone. Our goal for this trip is give the knowledge we have (discipleship) so that it is taught to others in towns and villages in East Africa. I am happy to report it is effectively happening.

    It is now Thursday evening and we have been teaching for 8 hours a days since Wednesday to the wonderful Ugandan people. Over 100 students have been attentive in attendance to learn worship and music principles that will help them improve.  Our schedule has been jam packed. Sheila, Minister Brian and I spent the first day teaching about God's character and how to approach Him so we would set a goo...

  • June 15, 2015: First day for ministry in Uganda, I hit the ground running. Arriving after 27 hours of travel to the hotel about 1 am, to bed by 2 am after visiting with my host and up again at 7:30 am. A quick breakfast at the hotel with Samson from East African Gospel Mission and then travel to the church for ministry. 

    Uganda is as I remembered, the bustle of cars, busses, taxis and motorcycles all jammed into small roadways but somehow yielding to each other and somehow avoiding countless potential accident by mere inches. Women carrying large loads on their heads, possibly to sell at the m...

  • For me our first night in Uganda was surely a test of faith.  It's hard being the rookie on this World Music Mission team.  Kurt and I were met at the airport with open arms by the East African Gospel team. They drove us to the hotel in the middle of the city where a young man guarded the gate with a stick in his hand as his defense.  It was pitch black dark and I had a lizard in my bed in the room. There was no WiFi, no cellular service and the power even went out.  This is not like home. What a start to my journey!  But I must say that since that night, God has done some amazing things after...