IOJ: Describe your ministry and the countries where you have served. PW: “Our group is called Paradigm Worship. So far, we have had the honor to play worship and music in England, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Belgium, and the US. The reason why we create music is because we believe it is such a powerful tool to […]
5 BENEFITS OF PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT Scientific and medical research has accumulated much support to the benefits of playing a musical instrument. Music affects us on all levels: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Here are some of the practical and diverse ways music can affect us: 1. PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT GIVES PURPOSE Many young people have shared […]
INSTRUMENTS GIVE JOY You may ask, why give instruments when people are desperate for water, food, shelter, and clothing? Yes, the poor in the world have many physical needs–and it is important to serve and meet those needs–but people also have poverty of the spirit and soul. On a trip to Belgium, I encountered many […]
The success of this concert was because of the many people who donated time, musical talent, and money. The concert was made possible because of the people. Instruments of Joy is simply here to equip aspiring musicians in the developing world with quality musical instruments. We are able to do this because of the people who donate! This concert is a prime example of what can happen when we get together in effort to not only enjoy some good music, but give to musicians all over the world that do not have a voice of their own to ask for an instrument.
Every week we are seeing more instruments being given away in various countries all around the world. In this moment we have 3 guitars in route to Haiti, and 1 guitar in route to Rwanda. This week one of our Advocates, Vanessa Maddoux delivered a guitar to a church in Israel!