and in 24 hours I will probably be drinking coffee at Reykjavik Roasters or in a rental car, headed for a waterfall.
I am traveling to Iceland for 13 days with my friends Blake and Michael. We are part of the SF Embassy, a group of traveling music lovers, about 70 of us from San Francisco. We’ll be partaking in the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival this year.
Ambassador:a representative or messenger
I am going to Iceland to be an ambassador for Christ. I have been living in fear and lies for much too long and I’ve realized that something has to change and it has to be me. But I can’t change myself.
God is going to change me. He has prepared me for this trip in more ways than I know. He is going to challenge me, socially, spiritually, mentally, and he is going to overwhelm me with his grace and glory and goodness. I cannot say how, I have no idea what this trip is going to look like. I can only trust God and pray and be reminded that if I am open to see and hear where He is moving, he will use me.
I have some really great friends in SF who have been and will be praying for me and my journey. It’s nice to know I have a family here. And of course my actual family has been much too generous. I’ve been receiving boxes with goodies, money for the trip, prayers, favors and love. Ridiculous.
This is my first trip out of the continent of North America. One time i went to Canada in an RV for a night.
So here we go. I am being picked up by my friend Jason in 4 hours so I am going to bed.
Many months ago i met Art at my friends birthday party. We talked about music and good things and then i found out that He was Art Perez who works for La Blogotheque. I had actually e-mailed him a year before this showing interest in his work and possibly joining a Take-Away Show adventure. So when he found out he would be doing the video for The Lumineers, he invited our friends out for a night of singing and dancing. We all met at Southern Pacific Brewery in the Mission district of San Francisco and from there danced our way to a friends roof. (The roof show is yet to be released.) It was such a magical night; getting to participate in such a beautiful piece of artwork.
This is a new song that they sang for us in the street that night. Notice the little family in the window behind Sean’s head in the beginning. They sat there the whole time and listened.