On Wednesday March 10, 2010, the ABC US Office threw a lunch party in honor of some special guests. A talented group of musicians, called Mingoli, came to the United States as representatives of ABC Malawi's student body. Malawi faculty members Kelly Dehnert and Sam McDonald were also present as well as ABC's President, Paul Chinchen, and a few alumni currently attending Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. The combination of cultures, good Southern BBQ, and Christian brotherhood provided a relaxing, festive atmosphere. After several words of introduction, our meal began and in spite of the wonderful food, there was no lull in the conversation. We wish all of you could meet and interact with such fascinating individuals.
Afterwards, Mingoli, which gave performances in churches across the South, blessed us as well with a short and informal concert. The music was lively and the musicians were enthusiastic. We could not have kept the smiles from our faces or our feet from tapping even if we had wanted. It was a blessed time of food, fellowship, laughter, and music. We hope that you also had an opportunity to enjoy their talent. If not (or because you did!), we hope you'll take the opportunity to listen to the demos posted online. Full-length versions of these songs are also available through the same site. (Proceeds will be used to pay for Mingoli's trip to the United States and we hope, will enable future trips by our talented students.)
You can see some pictures on ABC’s website. Downloads Available!
LeAnne (for all 5 of us)