Tuesday 26th December, 2017
Tuesday was another big day of the 2017 Music Camp entitled, “Light the Way”, which started with the usual exercise routine at 6am sharp, and some early risers made it there. This was followed by the youth mentor groups meeting at 7am. In my group, led by Br. Nathan Tyler, we were discussing the Lord’s Prayer and how each phrase has a deeper meaning than what we read on the surface. “Thy Kingdom Come” was discussed Tuesday morning and how when we pray this, we are saying that we want Jesus to come and we also want to save all those around us. This was followed by worship and then breakfast. Br Liviu Tudorio from the U.S. took the lecture at 9:30am on the book of Jonah, bringing out really insightful thoughts and showing how our experiences as Christians are often similar to Jonah’s. Choir and orchestra rehearsals began at 11am, and it was really starting to come together. Sr Barbara Montrose was conducting the orchestra and she gave a lot of tips on how to make the music come alive and sound great! Sr Barbara shared a message on music in the afternoon and then her testimony of how she came to be a Christian and how God led her away from her all-absorbing life of just wanting to play the violin to wanting to serve God as her main priority. For the afternoon rehearsal we had the privilege of welcoming Br Aaron Quispe, an oboe player from Peru who had come to help the woodwind section. He was a great asset who really helped the flute and clarinet players achieve a better sound. At 6pm we stopped rehearsals for the evening meal, which Sr Esther Boje had prepared yet again, as she was the main cook in the kitchen. It was very delicious, as usual.
After evening worship the choir went in to record the audio for their first song, “How Great Thou Art”. In the meantime the orchestra went to rehearse again. The choir took until almost midnight to complete their first recording. I thank God for giving each camp participant strength and ability to get through another day at “Light the Way”. All music videos and meetings, as well as the concert, will be on video, so keep your eyes open for these to come out!