Taken at AIC Church Kipomet
This was during Church service on Easter Sunday. Now Easter is big there, but it’s BIGGER! Meaning that Easter Sunday there was a Choir competition and several Church Choirs were there singing. There were a ton of people around and little kids all over the place. People were standing outside and looking in the windows to hear the choirs. It actually is great fun. I had a lot of fun watching the various choirs perform. It’s one of the things I miss about Kenya, the music.
Here in the States, you must have a music degree to lead worship at church. In Kenya it’s the opposite. Choir’s are lead, not by men with degree’s, but by men whose heart is for the music of the church. Now at first I thought it odd, but after listening to the music for the past 2 years I’ve changed my mind. Choirs need not be lead by men with degrees. Choirs need to be lead by people with a heart for worship and a heart to serve the Lord. If those two things aren’t there, then why are they?
I talked to Oliver at AIC about this and he said something to me that I’ve remembered and kept thinking about. He said, “It’w what my heart tells me to do and it’s what God has been telling me to do, so I do it.”
Oliver doesn’t have a music degree, he really doesn’t have that great of a voice. BUT IT IS HIS HEART THAT MATTERS AND NOTHING ELSE! I miss that and I can’t wait to go back to Kitale!