Several years ago, some young people in our church organized a group of musicians and singers. They chose the word WORSHIP to be their name. They wanted to offer worship songs in services and in concerts.
The group has had its ups and downs since then. Yesterday they hosted a two-hour concert at the church. They had spent hours rehearsing and organizing. Working together is a tough task anywhere, but especially in Haiti where people struggle with baggage from an upbringing without great parenting.
On Saturday members helped haul equipment from the ASAPH Teaching Center to the church. Then they rehearsed for three hours. Yesterday, they arrived early to the church and prayed for the event and for those who would attend. Then the group offered a string of 16 songs. I served as keyboardist for the group.
The songs went very well, and the worship atmosphere was something we've been lacking in our regular services. Worship (in my opinion) thrives on preparation. Lately, our church has not been willing to prepare worship services. Many Haitian churches improvise worship services.
I'm hoping this event will inspire people to take the time to prepare worship. It was truly a good model for worship.
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Missionary in Haiti.