|4th Presbyterian Church of Chicago|
Choral Group at Coban Nazarene Church
|Meeting on Theological Education for Women|
A good friend and fellow mission worker once told us how he can’t listen to indigenous women sing in a church service without getting choked up by the music. There’s nothing polished or particularly haunting in the music, and very few of us can understand the lyrics sung in a native language. It’s from knowing the pain, the poverty, the injustice and isolation from which so many of these women sing their choruses of praise and thanksgiving that causes the music to be so powerful. We’re reminded once again of how music so often inspires us to action in ways that surprise us. And we can’t help but think of our friends and supporters who are alongside us in our ministry with our indigenous partners. We pray that God puts a song in your hearts today that connects us in new and inspiring ways.
|Indigenous Women singing in a church service|
Blessings…Richard and Debbie