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Every day all around the globe, artists on mission are creating, cultivating, and contributing in their communities. As they seek to see their art used in the work the Lord is doing, we want to share their stories to encourage and inspire.
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Thursday, 22 April 2021 15:29

'Omoghaka wa Nguru' - A New Album in Tanzania

This week, we are thrilled to introduce to you Steven Chuchu, an amazingly talented musician and pastor in Tanzania. Steven has just released an album of traditional Tanzanian music called ‘Omoghaka wa Nguru,’ translating to ‘Mighty Elder’ or ‘Mighty Father God.’ We recently checked in with Steve and our staff member in Tanzania, Stephanie, to find out how things are going. Read more about Steven and his album below!

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:28

Flemish Worship Songs Emerge

Heart Sounds International Songwriting Workshop - Belgium

Marc is a retired Belgian pastor who came to the songwriting workshop with his daughter. Speaking with him and watching his part unfold over the weekend was a personal delight. He arrived Friday with great anticipation. He admitted that he wasn't a musician and didn't see how he could personally contribute, but he had a passion for young people and in particular, had a great desire to see the Belgian church find its unique voice in the Body of Christ, and rise up and take its place in forwarding the Kingdom of God in the world. He spoke with great passion of the history of Belgium and how it has been overlooked and even trampled on by the surrounding countries. (Belgium as a country is quite new; it only became a nation in 1831 after the Belgian Revolution, but it has always been a centerpiece of conflict and occupation.) Friday night's teaching was on heart worship and why we should write new songs, and after, Marc shared with me how excited he was for the weekend and how much the Flemish church needed this teaching and opportunity to write Flemish songs to the Lord.

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