Friday, March 03, 2006

The Mission beginnings

International Africa Music Mission
“to bless the church so the church can be a blessing”
This is a Christian network, consisting of individuals and organizations from many nations who together help to get musical instruments to the churches in Africa.
It is a non-profit effort funded primarily by donations. It is intended that where possible, the church recipients will pay costs, to enable the work to continue.

The primary focus is to send beginners guitars and teach-your-self manual and cassette tapes to churches outside the main centres where musical instruments are hard to come by.
The manual and tapes focus on learning chords for worship songs, the most useful purpose of the guitar.
That way people who normally could not find a guitar or teacher can become useful musicians for the service of the church.

With direct distribution to the church, bypassing wholesalers and retailers, the guitars can be put into the hands of a church member for less than $40.
The usual price for the same guitar without manual and tape is @$100.00
The average income in many countries is around $10.00 per month, making the average guitar inaccessible to most.

We will also be happy to send other instruments to help equip the worship teams.

Below is a church in Uganda, displaying their new instruments.

Donations towards equipping the church can be made simply by clicking on the “donate now” buttons. You will be helping to equip a church and begin a process of worship musician training.
$25 buys a beginner’s guitar and teaching kit.
$40 buys an acoustic /electric guitar for services.
$60 buys an electric guitar or bass or trumpet.
$150 buys a saxophone or drum kit.

To make a donation just click on the donation button below.

This will take you to a Paypal website where you can safely enter the amount you wish to donate using your credit card.

Thanks for your help!

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The idea began when in 2002 I was privileged to worship with a group of people from Tanzania and Zambia, in an international fellowship. They were great singers but had no instruments. I loaned one of them my guitar and it was inspiring to see him work at it. After only a couple of weeks he was accompanying us. I had to show him the chords for new songs and so was born the idea of putting the chord sheets and an audio tape together for worship song teaching.

My guitar playing friend has since helped to distribute guitars to many churches in Zambia.


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