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Music Around the World

When I was younger, I had the opportunity to travel to many countries and stay with Christadelphians along the way.
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It was an amazing experience to see so many people living the Truth beautifully, but very differently. No matter where you come from, there are certain Christadelphian cultural “norms” in your area. Can we be open to learning about how spiritual music is used around the brotherhood?

Over the next year, there will, Lord willing, be a variety of articles in this section from Christadelphians around the world sharing how music is used to worship God. We in North America tend to be very “comfortable” with how we live the Truth, so these articles might cause a bit of “discomfort” because of the differences. Hopefully, we can enjoy a peek at life in the Truth around the world and gain a greater love and appreciation for our worldwide fellowship.

Can we be open to learning about how spiritual music is used around the brotherhood?

This month we are starting with Africa, which holds a very important place in my heart. I feel very blessed to have spent a month in Africa to help with preaching when I was in my twenties. I would love to say I helped and transformed things while there, but I honestly think Africa changed me more than I could ever change it. There was a saying we used in our group: ”T.I.A.,” which meant “This Is Africa.”

Everything there is different, and I mean everything. At first, it was a bit frightening, but it was also incredibly refreshing.

So as you read the article below, please enjoy learning about how your brothers and sisters rejoice and praise our Heavenly Father.

Kristin Atwood
(Verdugo Hills, CA)

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The gap between the tremendous preaching successes in Africa and India and the obstacles to growth we face in traditional areas is astounding. We need to rejoice in the former and overcome the latter. The Tidings will do all we can to encourage both. We’ll be eager to provide an ongoing forum for continued discussion and reporting of progress.
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