Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Wa Bwino 2010

Merry Christmas!

We consider it a great privilege to be in Africa at this time serving with ABC. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.  We are truly grateful to those of you who so faithfully pray for our physical and spiritual well being.

One of our favorite carols begins:
"Thou who was rich beyond all measure, all for love's sake becamest poor."

Thankful for a Savior who entered into the suffering of His people to bring His great promise of eternal comfort.

the Robsons

(the required family christmas photo)
 classic Georgia Mae

Thursday, December 16, 2010


The African Bible College Choir performed in the semester end concert on December 3. They sang a beautiful Praetorius canon, "Jubilate Deo," an original Chichewa composition by Senior Linda Chiyani, and Keith Hampton's Gospel piece,"Praise His Holy Name."

We worked  diligently this semester on vocal technique appropriate to the style of each song. I love my choir. Linda composed, taught and conducted her piece. There is currently a great desire and need for new Chichewa compositions specifically for the church. Malawian composers like Linda are an incredible blessing to the worshipping community. Also, Linda has one of the largest and most beautiful voices I have ever heard. What an incredible talent.

If the internet speed increases, I'll upload videos. Until then, enjoy the photos.

 Dress Rehearsal
 Mirriam, Thandi, and Edith
 Some of the men
2010 ABC Choir
 Can you find me?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

International Day

Two weeks ago ABCCA hosted an International Day which included traditional dress, music, dances, and food. JJ is enjoying this rich cultural environment at school. The following photos are from the parade of nations. I must admit, it gave me goosebumps. It all felt so very Olympic!

 He spotted me in the crowd

 "traditional"American  boys : )
 new Malawian flag
Brian, Luntah, and Luisa