Strings – a retreat for Musicians

The Jesus Youth of New Zealand organized Strings – a retreat for musicians. It was attended by 22 JY musicians from all over NZ. The main resources for the retreat were Jethin Pauly from Australia, and Adolf Goldwyn from New Zealand. The sessions were aimed at strengthening the conviction of their call to the music ministry, growing closer to the Lord, and giving Him the best of our talents. Apart from spiritual inputs, the participants were also led through the practical aspects of how to lead a praise and worship and Eucharistic Adorations, and building a ministry. 

The highlight of the retreat was an hour long skype call that we had with Shelton Pinheiro, the Co-ordinator of the Rex Band, where he gave examples from his own life on the challenges that he faced while growing as a musician in a band, and how he managed these with the help of the Lord and others around him.
The participants benefited greatly from this retreat and we are already seeing the fruits of the retreat in our prayer meetings and programs.