In January, thanks to a Thrivent Financial grant, Andrew Jones, GEO missionary in Frankfurt, Germany, was able to attend a hymnwriting conference, the first of its kind sponsored by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Andrew works as a Youth and Education assistant at Trinity Lutheran Church where he mainly runs the youth events and Bible studies. Hymnwriting is something he started while studying at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn. Andy shared, “This conference taught me a lot about writing, music, and the marriage of the two in hymnody. Above all it taught me how to edit my own writing and has provided me with a great community of writers with whom I can share hymns and receive solid feedback.”
The Reporter was at the conference and provided a full write-up. Read the full article about what Andy and others experienced!