Music is definitely a universal language. That was very evident our first evening in Mozambique. We met up with some of Christina's friends to help us learn some songs in Portuguese to share with the children and what happened was pure joy. We sang the words "Jesus is very good" in 3 different languages, we learned how to spell (and sing) J-E-S-U-S in Portuguese, we translated a song from English into Portuguese, and some of us (read: not Jordan) danced along with the music. I think that it's safe to say that a worship service broke out in the middle of the living room.
At Upper Room we often sing songs in different languages and it's a great way for us to remember that Jesus is Lord over all of the earth and the people on it. But there is nothing like singing songs when you have native speakers to join in with you. It has been the highlight of the trip so far for me and I suspect that I won't soon forget that night.
We are on the bus now headed to Vilanculos and I'm singing the whole way: Jesus is very good, he's good good good good good good good.
Until next time,