Not just for Advent season

childLast Saturday at the Bomas Centre of Kenya, I had fun singing tenor in the “Messiah,” a benefit concert for the Nairobi Hospice.

Often we associate Handel’s “Messiah” with the Advent season. But here in Nairobi, it’s usually performed in early October, and why not? There are many solos and choruses in the masterpiece that focus on other parts of Christ’s life besides the incarnation.

Here are some photos of me with my fellow tenors as well as a shot of the Nairobi Orchestra, which accompanied us. Altogether, there were 260 voices in the choir, a preview of heaven!

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Left to right: Dave, Greg, Maury, Bart, Philip, and Joe, tenors all. Bart is a Jesuit, and Maury is a Dominican monk. The choir sang happy birthday to Maury…his 90th!


Greg congratulates Kenyan conductor, Duncan Wambugu, post-performance.



The Nairobi Orchestra warms up before the morning rehearsal.


Prayer requests

I will be preaching at the Town Campus of ANU next Wednesday. Pray that the Lord will make the hearts of the students, faculty, and staff tender to God’s Word.

Amy is enjoying teaching English 101 and 102 this trimester, plus has had a good number of students stopping by the English Resource Centre for tutoring. Pray that the Lord will give her the stamina she needs to mark so many papers, plus push ahead on her Ed.D. studies online through Trevecca Nazarene University.

Ask God to give our ANU Senate wisdom as we dialogue on curriculum issues that affect the University.