Whirlwind

Whirlwind

updates
[caption id="attachment_2800" align="alignright" width="300"] mongolian whirlwind. photo credit: wikipedia[/caption] Back  January, I took a team to Spain to lead worship for a conference of international missionaries serving in dozens of other countries (the previous post featured some lessons learned from that trip). One of my favorite things was that, several times, people told us “Thanks for coming to serve us – we never get to do this in ___________ (whatever country they’re serving in).” Getting to worship publicly, in community, and in your heart language is something we can do each week – but it’s just one of many things they’ve given up to follow their call. It’s a privilege to serve them. That trip also helps to expand the relationship with Cru’s Global Missions division, which leads to opportunities…
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Live from India

Live from India

missions and ministry, updates
[caption id="attachment_2678" align="alignright" width="300"] Teresa, talking with some college students after a show[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2681" align="alignright" width="300"] You can't tell, but I am making a great 'guitar face'.[/caption] I’m writing from a hotel room in Calicut, India, and wanted to give you a mid-tour update. Our band (called Stone), has played concerts in schools and colleges and public auditoriums, playing for over 4500 people so far. We’ve been getting extremely energetic responses from the students (and adults!) - they really love western rock music and are very engaged. More importantly, our concerts have led to some really great spiritual conversations. In Kochi, our first city, the students were predominantly Hindu. The Indian ministry staff are thrilled with the concert turnouts. They’re also happy that our concerts helped develop their relationships…
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The Gap Theory – Indian Tour Recap

artistry and excellence, missions and ministry
Well, The Gap Theory's 2012 India tour is in the books. Pretty sure none of us are operating on the proper time zone yet... but here's the recap: What we did: 15 full-length concerts where we shared the gospel clearly (and, of course, rocked like a proverbial hurricane) 1 all-day music and ministry training seminar 6 ‘drop-in’ partial performance appearances (anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour) 1 outreach concert started, but cancelled after 2 songs due to rain (had to strike the stage in a downpour) What it did to us: Miles travelled = ~20000 (includes air and road miles in-country) Kilometers travelled (since India is all metric and stuff): ~32000 % of those miles / kilometers that were bumpy, cramped, and hot: 100 Nights spent sleeping in airports:…
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The Gap Theory – 2012 India Tour

artistry and excellence, missions and ministry
For September, I'm out on tour with The Gap Theory. We're currently in Chennai, India and we'll be here pretty much all month. Check the link above for our website for updates. So far, we've already played a full show at a college, and seen 80 or so people make decisions to start a relationship with Christ. We also did a 1-day training seminar about using music in ministry. We led classes on our philosophy of ministry, using music to share the gospel, personal stories, and what means to pursue excellence as an artist for God's glory. We're still trying to get on the right time zone... we're all really tired, but grateful for safe travel and for how well our hosts are taking care of us. We have 13…
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