Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bible Story Songs In Kreyòl...

I was searching the Southern Baptist's International Mission Board website for missionaries in Haiti because I really want to get a group together for a short term mission trip. Anyway, I happened upon something really fun for those of us adopting from Haiti. These songs sound really cute for kids!

On the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, "tap-tap" drivers entice passengers with the sounds of traditional Haitian-Creole music. From the seats of these Haitian taxis to the fields of rural Haiti, traditional rhythms ring out.

Recognizing the essential role of music in Haitian culture, Goodwin and her colleagues are using traditional rhythms to teach chronological Bible stories. Since 2003, IMB missionaries and national believers have worked together to record a series of 40 Bible songs...

One way to spread the Gospel even farther than missionaries can take it is to give it to Christian drivers who will play the cassettes in their vehicles, explains Mark Rutledge, IMB missionary. "The music sounds very much like music they're familiar with," Rutledge said, "but the words are God's Word."

Here are three that were on the website - click to play:

2 of your thoughts:

Kathy said...

What a great resource. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa E. said...

great idea! The great thing about songs is that they do get stuck in your head! (well, at least sometimes that's great!)They are a gift that keeps on giving!

I am looking for the same kind of thing in Russian but I hadn't thought of leaving a copy for the orphanage or taxis; I was thinking more of lullabies and kid's songs.