One of the greatest blessings we get to experience at Guitars For Glory is the passion and commitment our volunteers have for the GFG mission. Our organization would not be where it is today without the dedication of our team members. We recently had a group of GFG volunteers and team members serve on a missions trip to Uganda with an organization called Sozo Children. Sozo Children is a wonderful organization with a powerful calling. The mission of Sozo Children is to "Glorify God through saving children in need, building community, and connecting individuals to all experience the love of Jesus Christ." Sozo exists not to change a child’s culture, but to be ambassadors of Christ to advocate for His children. As an extension of Guitars For Glory, these wonderful ladies were able to bless some very deserving people. Special thanks to Alissa, Sher, Jenna, and Sarah! Take a second and hear from one of them directly...
"Over this past week of February 12th-22nd, I had the opportunity to serve in a children's home in Uganda, Africa with an organization called Sozo Children. My team was blessed enough to get the chance to also be a part of the Guitars For Glory ministry by giving a guitar to one of the three houses Sozo Children operates. House (3) is an all boys house, and these boys all have a passion for serving God through their choir. They sang for us while we were there and I know the guitar we were able to give is going to be perfect for their ministry! After describing to them the vision of Guitars For Glory, and then handing them the guitar, the room was filled with clapping and shouts of excitement. It overwhelmed my heart with joy to see how appreciative and excited they were to receive something we so easily take for granted. Only one or two of them actually know how to play guitar, but the missionary we worked with promised they'd all be playing by the end of the week. Until now, the only instrument aiding them in their musical worship experience has been a few hand drums that are placed in each house. The determination of the Ugandan people just blows me away and I cannot wait to hear how the Lord blesses them and the use of this guitar!
For me the point of missions trips is to serve God and to pour into his people, but through my past experiences, especially this week in Uganda, I felt that I was being blessed more than they were! I have been privileged to be a part of the growth of Guitars for Glory from the very beginning, so getting the opportunity to see the ministry come to life was an incredible blessing! God has really placed a passion in the hearts of all the GFG founders and I love being a part of the team. Hand delivering a guitar to someone who I know is going to influence so many with worship was such a special experience that I will never forget. We got the opportunity to listen and to worship along with each house of Sozo children. Their passion for Jesus Christ is truly inspiring, as they showed me what real worship looks like. I'm so thankful for this experience and the chance to serve the King as the hands and feet of Jesus through Guitars for Glory and Sozo Children!"
-Alissa Catanzaro (Guitars For Glory Volunteer)
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Be sure to check out the Sozo Children ministry. They are doing amazing things for the country and people of Uganda. Click here to check out their mission: http://www.sozochildren.org/