Hey guys, its Messiah.
Wow has this been a crazy couple of months for me. Honestly, there have been struggles and good things go on. As you know, I entered college. Honestly, college is a whole different level of learning. I am studying music business, and I have learned sooooooooo much since I came here. The music classes that focus on theory, and oral skills is kind of killing me. One class that I take is called fundamentals of music. This class gets hard at some points, and easy at others… Mostly hard though. This class teaches you the different things to read beats rests, and how to transcript from different time signatures for example how to transfer the notes from 3/8 time into 6/8, or 6/4 time. It gets super hard, but it is something that I can handle. Intro to oral skills helps us to develop our ear to hear a note, and always keep that note in mind while doing solfège reading. Intro to oral skills is SUPER HARD. In the first few weeks, I was kind of questioning if I was meant for music. I’m getting it though. Fundamentals of music is okay, but the intro to oral skills is what is killing me the most.
I have had multiple opportunities to do what I absolutely love to do… lead worship. Leading worship is my passion, and it always will be. As some of you know, I got accepted on to the chapel worship mentorship program. What this means is that I got past the first auditions and trials. (I have met sooooo many students and friends who tried out for the chapel worship team and didn’t make it. I am just grateful to God that He gave me the talent to lead worship for him.) Right now, as a mentee, I can lead worship at small events on campus called catalyst. Initially, they said that I would only be able to lead worship there only twice, but God works wonders. Even before the middle of the semester, I’ve already led worship twice at catalyst. My mentor said that I would probably get to lead at least two more times. I asked my mentor why I was called back for a second time in a matter of 3 weeks, and what he told me astounded me. He said that so many people couldn’t come, so he needed somebody who he knew could get the job done. I was humbled by what he said because I knew that it wasn’t any of me, and that it was all God. The reason that I would usually lead only twice is because there are so many vocalists who play the guitar… which is what I do. I have learned how to fully work in-ear monitors. In-ear monitors work wonders. I can’t explain it because it would take too long. I have also got connected to a church, and I led worship there once. I got to do Spanglish because at the service there were like four people who only spoke Spanish. I am grateful for the time that I spent in Honduras.
First time leading worship with other college music majora….
I am super happy that I am in a tight knit group of boys. We have sooooo much fun, and joke around all the time. Sometimes, we go out to eat, and just spend time together. I hang out with freshman, but I really like to hang out with people who are generally more mature. For example, my best friend is a sophomore, and I hang out with a lot of other sophomores, and even some seniors. My best friend (the sophomore) lives across the hall, and we always have tournaments on his Xbox. I usually always win, but we play to have fun. To be honest, I know a LOT of people on campus. A lot of times, I’ll be walking on campus with multiple friends, and I’ll say hey to everyone I know, and they ask me “bro, do you know all the people on campus”. I don’t know why, but I always get along with people. I have never had an enemy, and nobody has ever hated me (at least that’s what I think). I am just that type of person. One of my favorite groups to hang out with is the musicians because we all have something in common, and we all love worship music. The other day, we had a jam session and sang all type of worship songs. I had the time of my life.
Hanging out with the homies…
Lastly, I want to talk about influential people in my life. I am sooooo grateful for my mom and dad for encouraging me to go to college, because if it weren’t for them, I would have gone to be a Marine or special forces in the military. Also, mom dragged me through school, and kept on encouraging me. I am just so grateful for all that they have done in my life. I also want to thank Jackie Grenda because she did a program called AWANA, and without that, I wouldn’t have gotten 3,000 dollars off a year for school.
Last days with the fam…
I wanted to save the best for last. As y’all know, there is a beautiful girl on the island of Roatan who I just can’t stop thinking of. This girl is definitely one, if not the hottest girl on the planet. Her skin is like Carmel, her hair is black, and let me tell you, her lips are super smooth. (Guys, it’s okay for me to say this because it’s my girlfriend). This girls name is Kathy. I am soooooooooooooooo glad that I met her because I would have missed a blessing. It’s a funny and long story how we met, so we are not going to get into that. But Kathy is the person that I love the most, so for those who live in Roatan and know my girlfriend, when you see her, will you give her a BIG hug for me. (If you give her a kiss, I’ll have to come and get ya because that’s only for me. Not only is she my girlfriend, but my best friend, my encourager, and she always makes me laugh even when I don’t feel like it. Babe, if you are reading this, I love you with all my heart.
Kathy and I…
*for school, that I learn a lot
Thank y’all for reading my blog, and I’ll talk to y’all soon