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
The Church, your church, is made up of a group of different and unique individuals. Each with their own gifts and abilities. Each with their own part to play in the makeup of the body of Christ. But let's not forget that the body of Christ is not j......read more
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 a......read more
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!
Today was a great day. We spent time running through songs and doing a concert with a few musicians in that church. We ended up with a bass player, keyboard player, and singer from Fuente Vida church with me on drums, with Rob from our team on guitar and Tito on vocals. Tito is a really good bass player, but he wanted Fuente Vida's bass player, named Issac to play instead. We were able to encourage Issac to play along with the patterns I was playing on my kick drum, which seems like a no brainer, but is not always the case for all young players.
It was also really cool for me to return t...
To World Music Mission Through the Executive Director Joal Devendorf
Dear Servants of God SUBJECT: THANKS FOR UGANDA WORLD MUSIC MISSION SEMINAR
Precious greetings to you in Jesus’ Name, we bring you greetings from East African Gospel. Once again, we come to this very special time to express our heartfelt appreciation to World Music Mission. On behalf of the EA Gospel Planning committee and Uganda artists, Please accept our sincere appreciation for the outstanding music seminar. Judging from the comments of those who attended, the training was very successful. Most of the credit goes to World ...