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Last week’s mission trip to Botswana, Africa was absolutely incredible. I had the privilege to teach 100 Botswanan college-aged “evangelists-in-training” on worship and also to lead them in praise. Our song, Send Me, they have now embraced as their Face the Nation Theme Song for 2007 and beyond. I am greatly honored that our music could be used within such an amazing and historic move of God.

IMG_2908.JPGThose students sang with more passion and skill than anyone I have heard in a long time. Click the link at the top of this article to listen to the live recording of our song, Send Me, during one of our morning teaching sessions last week. These guys and gals sound fantastic!

How “Send Me” Was Written

I have never had a song “come to me” like Send Me did. A pastor from Africa was preaching at our former church a few months ago. Our pastor stood up after the African guest had finished preaching and said, “Church, here is the invitation, ‘Lord, send me.'” I was sitting at the piano trying to think of a song to play and sing that went along with that theme. Surprisingly, nothing came to mind! Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “Dwayne, just open your mouth and start to sing. I will give you the words and the melody as you go along.” (Needless to say, I had a little talk with the Lord there at the piano expressing my disagreements with His directive!) But, sure enough, as I began to sing, out came this song!

About the Botswana Trip

I cannot begin to adequately report how God’s hand is moving in and through Open Baptist Church to literally impact their entire country with the message of abstinence and hope in Jesus Christ. Botswana has the world’s second lowest life expectancy (only 39 years of age). This is largely due to the pandemic outbreak of the HIV virus. The Botswanan Ministry of Education has invited Open Baptist Church to go into all 27 high schools to present the Gospel! Wow! They have already seen some 1700 come to Christ! This is an evangelistic effort OBC is calling, “Face the Nation.”