Last weekend I received an email response from a fellow worship leader ministering in Haiti. I was humbled by her kind words and gently reminded of the truth that really worship is all about the heart. A fact I know and believe, but just reinforced by the heart of Ann and her love of leading others to worship God without all of the cushy stuff we have at our fingertips in America. She was responding to my "10 Things on Worship Leading", "10 More Things on Worship Leading" and "Choosing Worship Songs" category.
I asked Annie if I could share her story here on this site and she said "yes"! Please pray for Annie and other worship leaders working hard to offer God all that they are in physical conditions that are challenging in hopes of helping others see the glory of Christ through worship. Here's her story:
Hey, My name is
Annie K.. I lead worship for an intra denominational church in ministering in
English in Haiti Costa
If there was one thing I would add to your list of 10 things to know about leading worship is.. (our motto) We strive for excellence, but only God is perfect and if it (the set) messes up. Let it go right away, and stay in worship mode. One of the things I've learned is I keep a entire section of scriptures printed in LARGE text in my worship book, so that as the spirit leads, I pull these scriptures of encouragement, exhortation for those in between times that we have to change keys or we have a lull, or while a microphone glitches etc.
All of this comes from the point of view that we worship in a large cement building with exposed metal rafters and a tin roof, and open windows. (it’s a sound tech nightmare). The words are still projected on a old fashioned overhead projector with plastic film. We have no A/C and our sound board has only 6 input places. Sometimes we have electricity, most times the generator works. Medium temp is usually 90 degrees and higher.
I loved your time
line for your team.. ours is like this.. Kendall
The term vertical mode is new to me, but I intend to use it this tomorrow.. Love that term.
I didn't mean for it to be so long... Bless you .. keep bloggin, you have blessed me today!