The Cateura Dump is the final dumping site for more than 1,500 tons of solid waste each day in Asuncion, Paraguay. It’s also a home for 2,500 families essentially living on top of the dump.
A man named Favio Chavez, saw the needs of the kids in Cateura and decided to open a music school. That was the beginning of his Recycled Orchestra project.
The Recycled Orchestra has received worldwide recognition and has performed throughout the world. In documentary about them, Favio replied,
“The world sends us garbage, we send back music”
Where the King goes
The story of people who can make music in and from the most horrible situation is a powerful illustration of what God intended praise and worship to accomplish through His people. C.S. Lewis captures the importance of this,
“It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.” C.S. Lewis
When we lift our voices to God––thanking him, blessing him, declaring our love for him––something happens! God makes His presence known! David said this…
“You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.” (Psalms 22:3)
It’s through praise that you welcome the King of Kings Himself.
And where the King goes, his throne goes…
And where his throne goes, His kingdom goes…
No matter what you face, what’s been handed to you, or what’s being dumped on you, praising God offers the greatest hope. It establishes his kingdom, his authority, his rule, and his power, anywhere! Even in a garbage dump, he’ll teach you how to make music.