Back in October, the ASAPH BRASS BAND was invited to provide special music at a celebration for 30 years of education at the Christian school in Labaleine. They came and picked us up, and we rode in the back of a pickup up into the mountain community. It was a Sunday afternoon. The community had bee celebrating for a week with services, soccer games, and more. This day was especially for the school teachers. The ASAPH Brass Band played an arrangement of Happy Birthday. Then we offered our version of a Christian Classic, NO NOT ONE. At another point in the program we played BECAUSE HE LIVES with bass and drum accompaniment. The kids played very well in the new, big environment. Then, after the program, the school treated us to pizza! That 's right. Pizza. We each had two pieces of homemade pizza and a soft drink. The kids did well. For many it was their first taste of pizza. They played it cool while eating, but in the truck on the way home there were plenty of jokes. I liked the joke about the kid who said he 'liked the food...especially the gum on top'.
It was a job well done, and a great experience for a dozen kids in Haiti who like spending time rehearsing at the ASAPH Teaching Center.
Missionary in Haiti.