WF Report – June 2010
Eyes Wide Open
So you find yourself 4 months into your new life working fulltime for the Kingdom of God and you shake your head in disbelief… 4 months have passed.?
So much has happened and yet it has gone so quickly. So what have I done with all this time? Well I’m now pretty much fully dedicated to the development of the choir and making sure that they are accurately and honestly represented when recorded. Each time we have a session they throw something new into the mix and build on what is already an amazingly dynamic vocal feast. We are now truly coming together as one voice but more importantly one spirit, truly a blessing!
I should take a moment to explain the circumstances surrounding the formation of the current choir and explain the nature and history of this project. I am by no means the first person who has set out on this journey and understandably so, you only have to be present at a Wednesday night bibleclass to be smitten with this passionately captivating way in which our brethren praise our God. So what has been the problem? Why didn’t the first person succeed on what seems a pretty simple task, I mean what’s so difficult about pressing record, right? Well not wanting to go into too much detail getting them altogether on a day in a suitable recording location is the first hurdle, the next hurdle is repeating this. The sad fact is that their high level of talent is in no ways reflected in their dedication, a factor that has ment that the current choir is not the same group of young people that it was originally. Why am I telling you this.? “eyes wide open” I tell you this because my first reaction to this was great resistance and a small sense of failure but on further refection and discussions with my great friend and brother Kwanda it had become very obvious to me that the formation of the choir is totally out of my control and as he so often is without our awareness, God is bring it all together and forming the group, which now had more to offer than I had ever imagined.
I Knew when I took on this project that I was going to experience talent but I never thought I would be recording things that made peoples hair stand on end and in some cases bring tears to their eyes, and at times even my own. I am now in the early stages of structuring the songs and taking the final recordings. Praise the LORD for “all things work together for good to those who love him” this CD Is proof of that. I don’t have any pics but here is a short video link: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=409619663443
Other projects I’ve been involved in have been the creation and installation of interactive play furniture at “Happy’s” disabled school, which has been more successful than I ever envisaged. I thought I was making the furniture for the more able-bodied of the students but as is now the norm with my experiences here in South Africa, my expectations have been exceeded, everyone is using it, people just leap from wheelchair to seat… “eyes wide open” Love it!