Broken Walls News
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Broken Walls visited several communities in northern Scotland. They travelled from Inverness, Breakish on the Isle of Skye, Stornoway, Thurso, Tain and Peterhead. This year’s team consisted of Jonathan Maracle, Josh Maus, Carol Sullivan, Rita Bear Gray, David Maracle, George Arthur and Shehla Arthur.
We started the tour at an open mic event at a local gathering place. The place was rowdy but as Jonathan began to play his flute, you could hear a pin drop. Later on in the evening, several people who had been at the open mic cafe, came to the church to hear the concert. Almost everyone danced the Friendship Dance.
At the Breakish Village Hall, every seat was filled. Rita started the evening by praying in Cree. We shared our songs, stories and the love in our hearts. Several people said that it was a night that they would never forget.
At every community, we shared and sang with forgiveness being the predominate theme. Sometimes tears would come into the eyes of the elders as our message touched their hearts. The people loved the big drum and didn’t realize that Native Americans could worship Jesus on the drum.
One person said, “Your message is so much needed here in Scotland. Thank you for sharing”
We are so grateful to our hosts, George and Shehla Arthur for the great effort they put in to making this date a reality. Also, a big thank you to all who helped us financially to make this tour possible.