I know I haven't posted on this page for nearly three years, and for that, I truly do apologize. The last three years of my life have been a whirlwind to say the least. Many things have changed during this time, including my studies. I am no longer in school, I am working my way back there, however. Getting a degree is very important to me, especially because the opportunity to have an education is something that isn't awarded to everyone, and I cannot waste the opportunities I have given.
The second change is one that I am very excited about. I am currently serving a 1 year term as a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church program, Young Adults in Global Mission. Y.A.G.M. is a program made up of 85 men and women between the ages of 21-29 serving in 11 different countries world wide. I am currently living in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I am one of eight volunteers in South Africa, and we are all doing well and enjoying the challenges that this program is creating.
During my time in South Africa, I have been writing a different blog to keep track of my adventures and to share some of the lessons I am learning while I am here. I would like to point you towards that blog, still on blogger, but under a different domain. The other blog can be found at evanssa.blogspot.com
I hope you are all well, and thank you so much for all of the views on my hymns. Who knows, maybe when life becomes a little more settled, I will find it in my heart to continue writing about the history of hymns, hopefully from a more global perspective.
with many blessings,