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Recent news about the ministry and articles that tell the story of reconciliation through music.

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  • Newsletter April

    Newsletter April 2018

    Back in January the diary seemed a little fluid, but in fact it is now turning out to be quite a busy year with a visit to Cote D’Ivoire in May and a new UK team to take out to Zimbabwe in August!

  • Newsletter April

    Newsletter January 2018

    In 1998 I travelled out to South Africa with a percussionist friend to lead worship at a reconciliation conference led by Dr. Rhiannon Lloyd at a place called Elandslaagte, near Ladysmith.

  • Burundi

    Arise, Shine Church! (Burundi)

    To come to Burundi is to find a wonderfully friendly people living in a warm, almost idyllic climate alongside Lake Tanganika! The landscape is rich and green – some have called it the ‘Switzerland’ of Africa. Burundi is a vibrant young nation – but it has a dark secret. Years of ethnic conflict between hutu…

  • Newsletter June

    Newsletter June 2017

    A new country; new culture – at least for me! I arrived in Kiev on Sunday 21st May and was met by Pastor George De Vuyst who, together with Rhiannon and Joseph, was hosting the Healing the Wounds of Ethnic Conflict training conference.

  • Newsletter April

    Newsletter April 2017

    Firstly, a huge thankyou to all of you who prayed and gave towards the cost of the new portable recording equipment.

  • We Are One Kenya

    We Are One (Kenya)

    Background to the new recording Kenya is a vibrant and hugely diverse nation. Altogether, some 45 million people live there and there are as many as 42 different tribes, each with their own unique history and culture. There are two official languages; English and Swahili. Kenya had a reputation for being stable, but in recent…

  • Reconciliation in Rwanda 1

    Reconciliation in Rwanda; Continued

    After the release of ‘Mana, kiza u Rwanda!’ (Lord, heal Rwanda!), we wanted to widen the impact of the songs across the nation, and there followed a two location concert tour in 2001, to Ruhengeri in the north and Butare in the south of Rwanda. Chip Bailey (percussion) and Russ Sargeant (bass guitar) travelled out…

  • Reconciliation in Rwanda 2

    Reconciliation in Rwanda; How it All Began

    I first visited Rwanda in the summer of 1999, in response to an invitation I received from the reconciliation department of African Evangelistic Enterprise – Rwanda [AEE-Rwanda]. This worship seminar week was jointly led by myself, Dr Rhiannon Lloyd, and Joseph Nyamutera and Anastase Sabamungu, two AEE reconciliation department leaders who have since became good…