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Music from the Nations: Visiting volunteers shared hope with music

Updated: May 21

Psalm 96:1 – 3 writes,

“Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.”

Here at the LIFEHUB we love music and know that it can transcend language, borders, and culture and bring people together. When you visit us in the mornings, you will join in our time of worship and then hop on our trucks as we do outreaches to migrant schools and homes and IDP camps. Out in the communities we use music to connect and have fun! 

This past year we had the amazing opportunity to host three different volunteers from the USA, Canada, and Thailand, who shared their love of music to bring hope and spread joy to the LIFEHUB communities. 

Meet Onyoo, a petite South Korean American lady who is a master cello player! She came and volunteered at the LIFEHUB for two months and during her time here we were blessed to rent her a cello so she could play. She shared her talent with the children and families during our outreaches, many of which were during Sweet December. She played on the back of our truck, Carol, during the Christmas caroling, performed at schools and gatherings in our border region, and for one of the LIFEHUB’s staff’s wedding! God used Onyoo’s gift as an opportunity to worship and for connection.

Jordan joined the HUB as part of a volunteer group from Victoria, Canada. When he was here, we packed along his fiddle to many different places, at a Christmas outreach, people’s homes, and migrant schools to name a few. One such occasion was at a community wedding, and when Jordan picked up his fiddle to play, dancing broke out! It was already such a joyous occasion, what a blessing God used Jordan and his talent to make it an even bigger celebration! 

Sometimes when new people come to visit there is some hesitation for connection, such was the case when Magdalena, a Polish young lady who resides in Thailand, brought her ukulele to the LIFEHUB. Magdalena used music to break the ice when at a migrant school. This showed the power of music and its ability to connect people from different backgrounds. God works in mysterious ways and it's such a gift that we can use music to reach out and touch other’s hearts. 

We are so blessed that we can host volunteers from all over the world and that they bring and share their gifts.

What might God be calling you to do? What gifts can you share with those around you, and perhaps, with those in this border region?


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