IOJ Story of Blessing
While it seems the whole world has been closed for business over the last few months, there is at least one thing that hasn’t been canceled—the hope we have in Jesus. Instruments of Joy is so privileged to spread that hope across the world. To date, we have given 493 instruments, serving 62 countries. Because of the instruments and financial gifts YOU have given, the message of hope reverberates throughout the world.
While travel restrictions have temporarily delayed our instrument deliveries, we have some pretty incredible testimonies to look back on. We are eagerly awaiting the day when we can change more lives through the gift of music. For now, we would like to share one of our recent stories of blessing from the beginning of March:
This is Benjamin Emmanuel! He runs a school/orphanage in Nigeria and has about 334 students. He has a huge heart for children’s ministry and comes up with songs for them to remember bible verses. He loves music, though he doesn’t yet know how to play any instruments. We had the incredible privilege of giving him three guitars. He is excited to learn guitar and will use the other two guitars to teach his students. He has many ministry ideas and is excited to see how God will use music, not only for him, but for all his students and staff as well.
Artistry Fighting Poverty
In April, an extensive list of Christian music artists and reputable speakers joined together virtually to present a COVID-19 benefit concert. The evening featured hosts Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure. And the night included artists Natalie Grant, Matthew West, For King and Country, and Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, and several others. All of the proceeds were given to Samaritan’s Purse, the non-profit who has provided mobile hospitals around the world. Concerts like these are a reminder that music is an essential, life-giving resource to the world at large.
Are you interested in helping spread hope through music? We are always accepting instruments and financial donations. Currently, we are arranging individual instrument drop-off times and accepting donations through our website (here). Please reach out for more information about how you can donate to Instruments of Joy: (615) 640-0986