A few weeks before we came to Haiti in December, I was contacted by Dennis Mckee of GAP Ministries and I was asked if I would be willing to teach music to a Haitian youth group in Montrouis(pronounced: mōwee). Montrouis is a little over an hour from where we live. The youth group is led by Diesmy Garcon who also works with GAP. I was a little nervous about doing it, but I really felt like it was a huge ministry opportunity that God was giving me, so I agreed to do it.
I talked with Diesmy when we got to Haiti to figure out what exactly I was going to do because as far as I knew, I was just “teaching music”. I didn’t really know what that entailed. He said they had five guitars at his church and he wanted me to teach guitar and to teach them some worship songs. So basically, he is wanting to raise up new worship leaders for his church through his youth group. Isn’t that awesome?!
So far we’ve been having lessons for two weeks now. We do it on Saturdays for a couple of hours. I really didn’t know what to expect when we started this, but the kids are amazing! We started out learning Give Me Jesus so they could learn a song in English and they learned it so fast! Through my great friend and translator, Loveline, I explained to them what the song was about and their eyes lit up and they said, “wow, this is a great song!”. We started guitar last week and they really seemed to enjoy that. Please keep this youth group in your prayers as they continue to learn how to lead others into worship. Also for me, that I would continue to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit as He’s given me this platform to teach what I’ve learned about music and to share what God has done in my life through music. Praise God for such a wonderful oppotunity!
“All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name.” -Psalm 86:9