Abe Cáceres, PhD, Director of World House Music,
Only 5 more keys need to be sponsored to send the first concert grand piano ever to reach Tanzania!
Brothers and Sisters,
If you could see me now – I’m jumping up and down as I type on the computer! WE ARE INTO SINGLE DIGITS!
ONLY 5 KEYS LEFT!
Last week World House Music received an anonymous gift sponsoring a key in honor of Rev. Elias Kitoi Nasari who is transitioning from his pastoral ministry at Racine Lutheran Church Redeemer, to his new position as Bishop of the Diocese of Meru, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Although he will be missed here, we pray that the Holy Spirit will guide Rev. Elias’ leadership of the church in his home country.
World House Music is also grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Ron and Pat Henning are sponsoring 5 keys “in honor of the Stubbs Family (Randy, Carol, and children, Megan, Marissa, Nathan), Seth Olesululu in Tanzania, Allison Boccia Williams (former organist, music director and world drum leader of Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL), and Dr. Abe, all people who make this world more musical.”
WHM is also grateful to Joyce and Tim Palmer and family for their gift of $150 in support of this project.
Thanks to generous spirit of each of the donors, and an additional anonymous gift we have now reached 63% of our goal of $35,000. That goal represents $25,000 for the purchase and shipping of a piano, and $10,000 for scholarships.
I like to put it this way. Tanzania is twice the size of the state of California. Can you can imagine the entire west coast of the USA without a concert grand piano? That is the situation in Tanzania. In contrast, there is a concert grand piano in nearly every high school here in Milwaukee County. Thanks to all of you who have supported this project, the situation in Tanzania is about to change!
If you haven't been following this project, and would like to know more about it, or would like to make a tax deductible contribution of any amount, please visit www.worldhousemusic.org.
Thanks and Peblejah!
Abe Cáceres, Ph.D., Director
World House Music
PO Box 170441
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8036
"World House Music, a 501(c)3 organization, shares the joy and hope of peacemaking across cultural and religious boundaries through the magic of music and dance."
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My Brother Dr. Bill, Thanks so much for this post! Peblejah! - Abe [Abe Cáceres, PhD]