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
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 ...
Monday and Tuesday we spent recording a song that was written with the team members of World Music Mission and East Africa Gospel. It was a great pleasure to see the song turn out so well. We spent a short amount of time over three nights and the investment paid off. It has multiple African languages and English words and has a very strong African feel.
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.
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...