I delivered a music camp to the young children. The first day I arrived in the church to teach I was greeted with many eager faces. I worked with Gabriel, a young man who teaches the children music. Gabriel is planning on becoming a priest. I first saw Gabriel the day we arrived and were greeted by a children’s choir led by Gabriel. Watching him work with the children made me all the more eager and excited about my time with them.
Over the course of the music camp I taught the children several songs. The songs I chose were songs primarily for the younger children. I was quite taken by the fact that many of the other boys in their teens were there singing right along with the young ones. I would sing it repeatedly until they had heard it enough to try it themselves. It didn’t take them long.
One of their favourite songs was The More We Get Together…..the more we get together, together, together; the more we get together the happier we’ll be; ’cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends; the more we get together the happier we’ll be.
The words are simply, the melody is simple but the meaning is strong. The more we get together the happier we’ll be. Cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends.
Imagine if in this world it was that simple. It should be.
The people of Sudan have been through much hardship and continue with their struggles. It was my wish that the music I shared with them would bring smiles to their faces and fill their hearts with memories and fun and laughter.
My African journey has left me with many profound memories. But the one that has embedded itself deep in my heart is that of the children. They are our future.
Please member that the more we get together the happier all of us will be.