Equipping musicians for missionary service
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  • ITALY-David Post 3

    May 05, 2018

    I’m finally sitting down to write a post-trip update.  My last update was the night before the last day of the retreat.  On that final day I ended up getting a solid half-day of work in and was well enough rested to give me energy for not only the mo...

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  • BELIZE 2017–Jay–the WHY

    March 03, 2017
    We enjoyed an awesome time of teaching with the guys today. We were considering the role of scripture in our worship services. ...read more

  • BELIZE–Jay’s Wrap up

    March 03, 2017
    IT WAS AWESOME!!! We had lots of people dancing and singing the songs that they knew. ...read more

Mission Trips

  • At about 8:16 this morning we took a left turn off the pavement onto what could only be described as  an off the beaten path gravel and mud backwoods country road. We had gone about 9 miles West of the seaside town of Punta Gorda to reach this turn and it took us about 10 minutes. We were making good time by any standard. The next 7 miles or so clicked off at an excruciating pace of 1 hour as we bounced, dipped, and splashed our way to Santa Teresa. The rain was steady, the road was muddy, and the guitars were safely tucked in a small Toyota crew cab with four grown men. To us it was the begin...

  • Down Down Up, Down Down Up....the rhythm is gonna getchya. Saturday in Santa Theresa village was a LOT dryer than Friday's rain soaked journey and experience. We got going a bit earlier, said a quick howdy with Charlie Joe to our innkeeper Duwane, snagged a killer breakfast of coffee, eggs and fry jacks (a fried slightly sweetened bread you dip in maple syrup--yep, they're gooooood!) and we were on our way to the jungle again.

  • I, IV, V--for the non-musical readers among us, those would be the named numerical identities of the 3 main chords used in a Western Music Major key: the 1 chord (the key you're playing in/ the dominant tonal center) and the 4th and 5th chord of the scale progression. Honestly it's not deep theory, it's not overly complicated; but when it's explained to a young musician and they "get it" it actually is a bit of an "of course!!" kind of moment. But...somebody has to teach it, show it, explain it, play it for that moment to ever arrive. Without the clarity from the theory, the ear will often div...

  • Ripple effect-- The opportunity that was presented to us today, was an opportunity to teach. It was an opportunity to plant seeds. An opportunity to spread the word. To give God.  It's possible that we could have started ripples today that could grow into future waves that wash over entire villages and regions.  Because the Lord is a multiplier. He takes what we bring to the table and meets needs that are far beyond the original offering. Don't believe me?  Check out John 6: 1-14.

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    We taught music today to members of a small church located in the jungle. We taught guitar chords and basic music...