I remember in the year 2006 when I was 4 years old, we started church at home by ourselves. Please note that some of the information may not be very accurate as I am recalling what I can remember from a very young age.
I remember that in our Bible Studies we didn’t have Bible Study books, so we started from the book of John. We used to sing praises with tambourines in the living room, along with Uncle Sam (our piano teacher who played the piano) and offering was also done here to raise money for the church building that we had always been praying for.
We were joined by our cousin Uncle Yaw Stone a year later who played a major role in the Little angels when we got the church building in 2008. He was the one who told each of us to say, “Our song is entitled” before we sang each song (which I am glad we have maintained till this day), and along with Mummy, they orchestrated the Little Angels.
Within the first few months of receiving our new church building at Hazelbottom Road we began to grow in number. Composed of the 4 founding families including our own we were just over 20 in number (the majority being Congolese with a few Nigerians and Ghanaians). Additionally, the little angels grew to about 10 children, and every Saturday Mummy would show us how to do breathing exercise to improve our voices, as well as actions in songs, and smiling to the audience (although they were mainly chairing!).
Proverbs 23:13 was also applied to our lives at our tender ages, and every time we misbehaved during rehearsals we were corrected. The rod of correction taught me to respect my elders, to comport myself, and not to get too hyper (as you can tell I received the most canes!).