I’ve returned from my first WMM adventure to Durban, South Africa. I was given the opportunity to lead music at SIM’s South Africa conference focusing on rest and renewal. Each and every SIM missionary I met were a gift and blessing, encouraging to m......read more
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......read more
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.
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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.
Erica–Zimbabwe 8-8-16: Today was great! We taught guitar, violin and piano for about 3 1/2 hours during the day, and many of the students made astounding progress. For the violin, we started by talking about how to hold the instrument, then started in “twinkle, twinkle, little star”, a great song for beginning violin.
I made it back safely last night and didn't have any particular trouble with the flights home. Redeemer Presbyterian and the visit with my friends in Manhattan was a blessing. Attached is a pic that someone snapped for me what the room was like while leading worship. These don't capture how active and engaged everyone was with the singing time (perhaps these were shot between verses!).