“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Chapel at Makumira University College
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Randy and Carol Stubbs, are developing a music department at Makumira University College, in Tanzania. “I (Randy) serve as Head of the young Department of Music and teach conducting, performance skills, music technology, music history of North and South America, music business, and direct a campus choir (learning music from outside Tanzania, mostly African-American and South American). I also teach a course on Hymnody and Liturgy through the Faculty of Theology. Besides official teaching duties I do a lot of administration and attend many meetings. We have many opportunities to share and learn about music and the lives of those we serve. Each experience brings new realizations and insights into the joys and challenges that Tanzanians face each day. Carol teaches all three music education classes, a music elective for Theology and Education majors, and required individual lessons on voice and piano. She also leads a girls choir on campus (7-14 year olds) that she founded. This choir also provides hands-on practical experience for the music education.” View Megan Stubbs at the 2012 Youth Gathering in New Orleans
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Larson, is deputy director of Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance). ACT is an alliance of 105 churches and church-related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance and development. The alliance works in 140 countries and mobilises US$1.6 billion annually in its work for a just world. The alliance has over 33,000 people working for it globally. ACT has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. To learn more about the work of the ACT Alliance
The Rev. Kevin Jacobson is the only missionary currently serving in the Evangelical Lutheran church in Suriname. Kevin serves the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Suriname as pastor of the Maartin Luther Kerk (Martin Luther Church) in Paramaribo and assists the ELKS in the development, planning and implementation of leadership development strategies and programs. Kevin had to learn to speak Dutch for service in Suriname. He states that the ELKS is blessed with hope-filled people. His ministry is “to work along side the people of ELKS and MLK, encountering the challenge of recognizing, acknowledging, and organizing the gifts of the people and the church.” Introducing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Suriname
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