Catching the Rhythm

Dear friends, It has been a little while since we last wrote, so we would love to bring you up to date on how things are flowing in our corner of the world. The core team at Beats and Books has expanded over the past year. The Isaacson family moved from Brazil to South Africa last July to serve full-time with Beats and Books. Jonathan and Carla Isaacson are originally…Keep Reading

Welcome to the World

Our dear family and partners in the Gospel, from Beats and Books of Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, welcomed their second son into the world. Yosefe Nathaniel NgosaBorn on Thursday, March 14, 2019At 21:51hr CST / 04:51am SAST53.3cm / 21 inches3.51kg / 7lb 12 They were blessed to be cared for by a birthing center in Summertown, TN, through natural child birth. They stayed in a home on the facility until…Keep Reading

Twatasha – Thank You!

“Uwushitasha paka nono, napafikulu takatashe”~ Bemba proverb translated as “ he who fails to show gratitude for the little, fails to show gratitude even when much is given.” To say that we’ve been in Birmingham the last 5 1/2 weeks (6 weeks by the time we leave this Saturday) seems so surreal.But that’s precisely how quickly time races by. This has been a unique visit on many levels. We love…Keep Reading

LXP Lesotho Hosts Beats and Books from LXP South Africa

“You want to read this God-story… Earlier this year we clearly heard the Lord opening up places for us to take our kids out of Jeffrey’s Bay to experience travel and how Jesus can be trusted to meet our needs as we head out on an adventure of faith. We thought it was going to be Europe, but we ended up sending only Prima to Germany and The Netherlands. Then…Keep Reading

When God says “Go” What Do We Do?

When your friends who live an ocean apart could do with a little more encouragement, what would you do? Get the cheapest flight possible and jump on it even if it will take you 72+ hours to get there. My wife and I get quite amped with seemingly random and spontaneous God assignments. We prayed and received peace that I should come and spend time with our friends this side…Keep Reading

Realization of a Dream

I remember traveling through several States with the Waltmans. I had one of my most exciting rides of a lifetime. We stopped at every signpost welcoming us into a new State. We jumped and took epic shots with Denver, Amelia, Jenny and Jason. We stopped to dream too. One of the many dreams was the Library Dreams Project. I shared my vision and they immediately latched onto it. We explored…Keep Reading

12,000 books… and a Few Extras

Beats and Books exists to promote education through integration of music and literacy focusing on vulnerable children and young people across Africa. The desire is to equip and develop children with the ability to lead worship and teach the Bible. Grace Klein Community provides The Leadership Experience, South Africa, much needed emotional, spiritual and financial support as they continue to show the love of Christ. In 2013, Grace Klein Community…Keep Reading

Our Firm Baby Steps

On June 16, 2016, we celebrated South African Youth Day, commemorating the struggles and triumphs young people of South Africa experienced. Watch the video of the Beats and Books kids performing by clicking HERE. * Youth Day, as it is popularly known, is a day in which South Africans honor the youth that were ambushed, where over 500 youth were killed, by the apartheid regime police in Soweto on June 16,…Keep Reading

Why Do We Do What We Do?

“And they that know your name will put their trust in you; for you Lord have not forsaken them that seek you.” – Psalm 9:10 We constantly fight from victory and it’s that stance that allows us to remain victors and not victims by the grace of our Lord. In our last update we mentioned that we were booted out of our usual Beats and Books meeting place. We relentlessly pursued…Keep Reading

Cartwheels in the Chaos

There are no words to express our gratitude. The last two months (February and March) have been drastically eventful. From surprising provision to faith-filled arsenal prayers…we have been in a valley of an incredible army. Before today, we would have simply said that it has felt like we are in a “valley of dry bones.” We would also have added that we’ve witnessed the “valley of the shadow of death.”…Keep Reading

New Season – January 2016 Update

Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. – Galatians 6:9 Life in Zambia With just about a week left of our stay in Zambia, we moved house to spend a few days with Mum Cathy (Prima’s Mother). Now that the therapy sessions for Mum Mary (Cornelius’ Mother) were over, we tried to squeeze in…Keep Reading

The Ngosa’s Update: What you missed in December 2015

Road trip to Zambia It was barely a week since the LXP Graduation, my permit was due to expire in 3 days and we were in rush hour to close off the year and pack for our 30+ hour road trip to Zambia. The Lord was calming the rising frantic tide inside me, reminding me that a few days ago, He had just provided for our travels to Zambia and…Keep Reading

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