Post by watchmanjim on Jun 22, 2017 18:02:08 GMT -6
This is the style of worship music sung in my church. This first video is Paul and Sherry Zimmer, good friends of mine, who are missionaries in Micronesia. I believe this recording is at Harvest Baptist Church in Guam, although I could be mistaken. They serve on the island of Yap, south of Guam. You can see the words of the song on the screen behind them.
I John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
So awesome seeing the Guam videos, watchmanjim! So, do the people native to that area speak English well?
Many of them do. It is the official trade language of Micronesia. On some islands, nearly everyone speaks English as well as their native tongue, on some islands, only a few people do. Micronesia is an island group, and has several different nations and territories in it, so there's a lot of variation. On Yap, where the Zimmers serve, probably 80-90% of the people speak enough English to communicate.
Guam is the biggest island in the area (Micronesia spreads out over an area of ocean bigger than the United States, but you could probably fit the land mass area into Rhode Island, or at least Delaware). Guam is both the biggest island, and the logistical hub for all of Micronesia. You have to fly through Guam to get there by commercial passenger jet. Guam belongs to the US, but most of the islands are part of about 4 nations that are supposedly independent, but in reality, highly dependent on the US for funding.
Fascinating! I have a friend who is teaching in Indonesia and has also served in Kenya and Brazil. It is such a pleasure to me to see pictures of the people who live in places so far away and to see what the Lord is doing there!
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Psalm 119:148)
EnochWalked: "Einav compared the numbers to those who fell in Israel’s wars, noting that 660 people died in first Lebanon war ... and about 2,700 people in the Yom Kippur War. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic hit 1,260 by Monday afternoon." That number.
Sept 21, 2020 12:54:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "The sheikh added in a statement to Palestinian media that Israel is attempting to slowly change the religious status quo on the important holy site until “the settlers” achieve their goal of building the [Third] Temple in the area."
Sept 21, 2020 13:50:52 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "Israel's agreement with Bahrain, which Netanyahu also signed last Tuesday, is a declaration of intent and not a peace treaty, due to timing issues. As such, it does not need to be brought before the government until a full treaty is agreed upon."
Sept 21, 2020 13:54:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Interesting links, bernie, thank you. I'm wondering if all these Arab peace deals will lead the Palestinians to rely more on Turkey and Iran. Not an obvious alliance, but I think both would be interested in claiming the Temple Mount.
Sept 22, 2020 11:58:52 GMT -6
Servant: The peace talks must be pushing Iran, Turkey, Russia and maybe China into a corner. Not sure what will happen. Anyway, a word of encouragement, the LORD presently fighting the war in other realm to take YOU and ALL of us home. Check Gary's post.
Sept 22, 2020 15:36:47 GMT -6
EnochWalked: m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200922010200315 "Moon proposes declaring end to Korean War, requests U.N.'s support" "This year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the war". Interesting symbolism, and Moon Jae-in might beat Trump for the Nobel.
Sept 22, 2020 17:31:15 GMT -6