After the extreme heat of being in Zanzibar in the height of the hot season our high altitude rainy Tengeru is a very welcome relief. I have a lot of respect for people who live in the areas where the temperature maintains 90+ on a regular basis.
Jacob, Nadine and I arrived in Zanzibar three days before the Sowers Group were to arrive to perform at Sauti za Busara music festival. We spent those three days making contacts with potential venues for the Sowers to perform at during the Zanzibar International Film Festival in July. Lots of good connections were made. We also went to the major tourist shops in the area and found great favor in having them purchase multiple copies of the En-kata Maasai photo book, Sauti ya Wamaasia music CD and the Sower’s CHEZA! (dance) CD. The day of the Sowers performance was full of the normal excitement that accompanies most of our journeys here. The flight they were supposed to take was over booked so only part of the Sowers and part of their equipment were able to make it on the first flight. The other part of the team and instruments were shuttled over to another airport to catch a flight that would get them into Zanzibar 30 minutes before they were to go on stage to perform. It was a bit stressful to say the least.
The rest of the team arrived and they gave an amazing performance, openly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through their music to the island of Zanzibar. We thank God that His words do not return void and as the Sowers sang and proclaimed the hope found in Jesus Christ, this truth is going to accomplish its purpose in that land. The next day we took the Sowers to Prison Island to see the 100 year old giant turtles. It was a great time of fun and we were able to get a lot of good pictures and video for promotion and marketing.
In May we will be working on producing some more music videos from the Sowers music to be put on television. The TV stations are calling asking for more videos. Please agree with us in prayer for continued favor in getting music and video on air in Tanzania and surrounding countries.