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Praying for south Kyrgyzstan

June 10, 2017

The team is in a very religious area of Kyrgyzstan, where there has previously been racial strife.  Ask God to open hearts amongst both Kyrgyz and Uzbeks there.  Pray protection for the team as well.  Thanks!

Almost rained out

April 25, 2016

The team in Albania spent Thursday to Saturday rehearsing music, dance, and "The Gardener" drama. They had a lot of things to organise before they could start performances and they've been grateful for David, the tour leader, who has provided them all of the time and resources they've needed to get their performance ready. They have also really been enjoying the devotions they have been doing...

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What's that smell?

March 14, 2016

Air Freshener 226x150As part of helping new team members understand the culture of the country they find themselves in, I took a new guy to visit a local mosque last Friday. It's actually been quite a while since I've sat inside a mosque for Friday prayers so it was...

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Pop Culture Jesus

February 12, 2016

Recently, I came across an interview with Selena Gomez. In the video, she very candidly talked about being a Christian, and I thought “wow, that’s encouraging.” And she’s not alone, haven’t you heard? Justin Bieber is cool with Jesus too.

There...

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TACO Kyrgyzstan - Prayer update #6

May 30, 2015

Well Hello There!

Thursday we drove to Kara-Balta for an evening show organized by a local church. We performed on a permanent stage in a park in front of a government building. We were told not to share openly from the stage and to be careful because halfway through the KGB was asking questions about us. A few hundred people came and enjoyed the show.

Afterward we learned that the church...

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TACO Kyrgyzstan - Prayer update #5

May 29, 2015

Howdy!

Tuesday morning we had a show at an elderly home for 300 people near Bishkek. We performed in their large dining room which had a nice stage. The smell of fresh baked bread greeted us when we first walked in the door. Some families with kids came to watch the show, as well. Thankfully Chris was well enough to perform and his operatic voice was a hit. Erin debuted a classical clarinet...

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TACO Kyrgyzstan - Prayer Update #4

May 28, 2015


Greetings!

We've had some intense days with several hours of meetings with our Kyrgyz organizer, as we try to understand how some of the finances have been allocated. It has exposed some issues that have needed to be addressed for quite some time. It's been tough but will be good in the long run and will hopefully allow partnership with the Kyrgyz team here to continue with more accountability....

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TACO Kyrgyzstan - Prayer Update #3

May 25, 2015

Greetings from Kyrgyzstan!

Saturday morning we had a show at an orphanage near Tokmok. It's in a village of about 500 and everyone is in some way connected to the orphanage that houses 110 kids. When we started picking up sticks and debris from the "stage" area just before show time, about 20 kids immediately jumped up and helped. A few dogs were running around during the show but only once did...

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