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Musical Missions Changes Lives

University of Mobile Assistant Professor of Music Kenn Hughes not only teaches music, he also teaches students how to use their musical gifts on the mission field.

He traveled with UMobile students to Jamaica during winter break in 2012, and during summer break 2013 he traveled to Brazil to serve again.

“My highlight was sharing this experience with these students and watching them develop a love for missions through their giftedness, knowing that it will change their lives forever,” said Hughes.

The team of three students and Hughes visited two Brazilian cities, Brasilia and Maceio, from June 21 to July 2. They traveled alongside Metro Big Band, a group of jazz musicians who travel around the world to help Global Missions Project.

“I believe I’m opening my heart more to the calling God has placed on my heart to use the talents He has given me to further the Kingdom,” said Megan Ramsey, a 2013 graduate of the Christian university in Mobile, AL. “The biggest blessing to me was the way I was able to communicate with those sound engineers and being able to see their passion for technical excellence matched my passion.”

Sophomore Christopher James from Pensacola, FL and freshman Chris Rowell from Palmer, AK journeyed with the group. James specializes in drums while Rowell plays the tenor saxophone.

The mission trip was one of the many opportunities students have through the University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and School of Worship Leadership. For more information about the University of Mobile, visit or call 800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

By Will Drake, media relations writer


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