Job reading at County Line church of Christ 10 AM this Saturday, March 2, 2013.
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Hello friends, It has been a long time since I've filled this page. This time I will alert you to an event at Trevecca's Wakefield Auditorium this week, Thursday February 21, 7 PM. I will be splitting a recital with an excellent tenor, Taylor McPherson, a junior at the university. I will accompany him and in addition will play:
1) Two exciting Skazki (Tales) by the Russian, Nikolai Medtner: Op. 34 No. 2 in E minor (set on the Tyutchev quote, "When we called a thing ours, It departs from us forever.") and Op. 35 No. 4 in C-sharp minor (On the quote from King Lear, "Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!")
2) Franz Liszt's Pensée des morts from Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses (which actually is set on Psalm 130 in the Latin).
(Or you know all of these words, they are behind these pieces, but they are piano pieces. Now, Taylor will use actual words when he performs.)
Here are a few items from the Sierra Leone trip:
This is Josiah Peeler preaching on Hebrews 10-12 at Messima. Messima was in easy walking distance from the hotel, and we were trying to spend as much time as we could with the brethren there, exhorting, equipping and strengthening. Here is Josiah's lesson (with Mohamed Massaquoi translating into Kreo: Keep Going!
(Also be sure and check out Josiah's new blog: http://yhwhisunstoppable.blogspot.com/
Here is my lesson on Isaiah 52:13-53:12 at another congregation in Bo, called Kissytown (or Bo church of Christ which is in Kissytown). The week I was there, Josiah was at Messima and Larry Paden was 42 miles away in Kenima. Kissytown is a larger group that has elders, including Augustine Smith who is heard translating into Mende. It was my only visit to Kissytown as Messima was the real focus of the trip, so this is in the category "If I had just one sermon to preach." Here it is: Isaiah 53.
Hear is some of the singing at Messima and Kissytown. It is unique and highly recommended: Sierra Leone Singing.
And here are some pictures Josiah took.
A man named Andrew was immersed into Christ Thursday July 12, after studying with us for 3 days. He has been continuing studying with us, and Larry and Mohamed Massequoi also studied with his family yesterday. July 13 Matilda was immersed. She is the wife of Thomas who was immersed in December. They have been doing well. The schools which brought many studies in the past are not open this time of year, but we have been having many studies at the Imperial Hotel with hotel employees, people from the Messema and Kenema congregations, as well as others who meet with us there. It's been really helpful working with Josiah Peeler, who was first here in November-December, and Larry Paden who was first here in February has been all over the world teaching the gospel and in so doing has learned Spanish, Italian, Russian, and in this trip is not tackling Mende. The weather is hot and humid, and though it rains often, it is not to bad. The rainy season apparently really picks up in August, when Josiah and I will be leaving Larry. All is well so far. Please continue prayers!
p.s. No camera, only a Flip. Josiah has a camera and has been taking pictures.
I am leaving for Sierra Leone West Africa today with Josiah Peeler and Larry Paden. Josiah and I will be there to the end of the month; Larry is staying 6 months. Please pray for us.
You can find reports of previous trips on the Avon Heights website: http://www.avonheights.org/ Look up visiting preachers in recording studio.