Celeste Portland, ORI just wanted to send a message to the guys thanking them for the impact they had on Chelsea's final days. Childhood cancer sucks, especially when you learn it's termimal. My girl was amazing - though she did have many rough days. On those rough days she held tight to her memories of meeting you... and her anticipation to see you again was one of the few things that she got excited about. I can't tell you the hours that your encouragement impacted. Thank you for that. Her last days, she begged me to invite you all to a bbq. Had she been physically up for it, I probably would have - I would have done anything to make every moment count for her.... Her favorite song that you did was "Take Me In". Our last night with Chelsea was very difficult - much worse than I had anticipated. It wasn't peaceful, and as the hours passed on, I felt myself getting more and more angry with God. I had heard so many stories of people passing - and the peace they had. It was very confusing for me, for I wondering how God could use such a painful, gut wrenching time for good. Why couldn't she peacefully fade off to sleep like so many others? I still don't understand, but I do trust that His ways are not our ways. So almost 15 hours later, my baby suffocating in my arms - the Lord finally revealed Himself, and He used you. During the night, I had sung a worship song to her. I wanted to sing it again, and I couldn't remember the words. It was so hard, because I just wanted to comfort my girl - and the words wouldn't come. But then the Lord reminded me of her love for "Take Me In". I held her, her lips pressed against my cheek, and sang it over and over. Each time I came to the words, "Take the coal, touch my lips, here I am " I would kiss her on the lips. I could tell from the first time I sang it through that it was bringing her much comfort. Of course, I sang it over and over and over - kissing her each time. This went on for a while, and the Lord spoke and told me when to just sing that last verse over and over. As I sang, the Lord reminded me about what that last verse means - how we are cleansed by Christ. He reminded me of all the conversations that Chels and I used to have - where she would confess all her junk, worried that she wasn't saved. I realized that we hadn't had one of those conversations in a couple of months. Like me, Chelsea was good at stuffing things. The Holy Spirit moved powerfully, and I was able to remind Chelsea that it didn't matter how many mistakes she made, how many bad thoughts, how imperfect she was.... she was saved and Jesus loved her so much. I could feel her relax in my arm - and her breaths continued to grow further and further apart. The Lord met me, her and Jeff so powerfully. I realized it was drawn out, because she wasn't ready. My baby, who didn't like to spend the night at people's homes because she would get home sick, who wouldn't go to camp for the same reason.... she even dragged her feet going to Heaven! After singing and talking I prayed - and with my final words, "Jesus, I give my baby to you" she took her last breath.
Thank you for doing that song. Thank you for visiting my girl, for praying for us. Chelsea was sweet - she was very concerned about not "idolizing" you as a typical teenager would... but she sure looked up to you and enjoyed your music. Because of that, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I consider you friends - though we may not even meet again until that great day in Heaven. I will continue to lift you up - prayer for you, your families, your ministry. Of course, we used that song on the Memorial slideshow. I can send you a copy if you'd like. Press on guys. God is using you mightily. Your sis in Him, ~Celeste
Matt CaliforniaThis is my testimonial of how much Kutless has helped me. This should not be confused of who I am today. I used to live for sin, I used to be sold out on Alcohol. I'm not talking about a few beers here and there. I'm talking about being drunk 24/7. This caused a lot of problems between my family and I. I was very angry, partially because I refused to accept that I needed help. I took my anger out on other people, pushed people away and denied my friendships altogether. I became isolated and a recluse, living in my own world satisfying my own desires. I didn't care how my attitude affected others, I just didn't care at all. I didn''t really believe in God. I mean I did, but not to a point of dedicating my life to Him. I didn't like the idea of putting my future in the hands of someone who was physically intangible. So for so long, I continued to live this way and just slowly digress into a void of self-hate and agony, when chance came my way. I was walking home one day from school, and there was this CD on the ground in the middle of nowhere, it wasn't even scratched. It was just sitting there as if someone set it there for me to find. On the front of this burned cd it said "Kutless - mix" Having never heard of Kutless before, I had originally thought that this band was Emo, and that Kutless meant they cut themselves to relieve pain and inner-torture. So it caught my attention! I put it in my backpack and got home and put it in my CD player. The First song on there turned out to be Sea of Faces. I started listening, because it sounded good and was expecting some voice to come out screaming about how much life sucks. But instead, there was this soothing calm voice. I thought to myself, oh great, just the opposite of what I was expecting. But, aside from that...I started listening, and it literally described my life up until the Chorus, describing the Sacrifice Christ Jesus did for me. At that point, I turned it off. I didn't want to hear a Jesus Freak song, I wanted to hear something that could relate to what I was feeling. Interesting thing though, when I turned it off, it turned back on again! Freaked me out, I thought my cd player was messed up or something, but the thing that still boggles my mind to this day is that when it started up again, it must have skipped like 1 or 2 minutes of play time, when it started back up...the words were saying: "If only my one heart was all you'd gain from all it comes, well I know you would have still been a man, with a reason to willingly offer your life." Powerful words right there, Powerful! Enough to make me keep listening. I felt something right away. Something I've never felt before. It was attractive and soothing. True and Complete Peace filled my heart. I was so confused, mainly from the fact that this all happened by chance. That I found this CD on my way home randomly, that my CD Player turned on by itself in the right place at the right time. That I felt a presence in my heart that gave me peace. As I continued to listen to the CD, the next song was "Strong Tower." Listening to this song, I was thinking that maybe this was all happening for a reason. Again, this song described my life with the lyrics: "when I'm stranded in the valley, and I'm tired and all alone, it seems like I've lost my way." Wow, again pinpointing my problems in my life. But again describing the Love of God. The peace that His love can provide. It was very appealing. At this point, I was completely and utterly confused, scared even. I needed to take a walk, though it was like 5pm and getting dark, I decided to. I walked about half a mile when I came up to bus stop, and sat down for a moment to rest. And to my surprise and confusion, yet again....it seemed someone had left a Bible on the seat next to me. I began to think to myself, "am I on camera or something, is this Christian punk'd or something?" I honestly thought at that point, someone was playing a huge prank on me. But that
Emily GreenwoodMy name is Emily Greenwood; I am such a hard-core Kutless fan that if we were standing face to face right now, I am sure you would recognize me. I became a Kutless fan when I was in seventh grade in 2004; and I have gone to at least one kutless a year since then. I am now 21 years old and going into my third year of college. I hope my testimony encourages you guys. The song, “Even If” is the story of my life. I was born with cerebral palsy, which is a brain injury that occurs shortly before or after birth. Cerebral palsy inhibits muscle function and leaves me unable to walk. As a young child I had many questions like; “Why would God not give me the ability to walk?” In addition to having cerebral palsy I also had epilepsy. During my seizures I was completely aware of what was going on around me, however, I could not communicate with those around me, yet God was there with me telling me it was going to be okay. These events caused me to accept Christ at an early age. At the same time, I was running out of options for my condition. Thankfully though, my parents had heard of the ketogenic diet, which consisted of absolutely no sugar, high fat, and little carbs. I was on the diet for two years and haven't had a seizure since! This is the only part of my disability than no longer affects me and proof that god is “…working all things for our good.” Through the years the obstacles I face have become different as I age such as; various feet problems, mobility limitations, issues with muscle tightness, skulliosis, etc… Circumstances are that I can no longer move from my chair to another piece of furniture with without help because of scoliosis. I had a ninety degree curve in my spine for which I have had two back surgeries. The bar that they installed in my back keeps me humble. Also, because of my surgeries, one of my other favorite Kutless songs is, “To Know That You’re Alive”. There were also other obstacles I faced aside from physical problems. For a long time I struggled with the fact that I could not go on mission trips around the world with my youth group. It is only within the last five years that I have realized my mission field is not to other countries, but is to the disabled community here at home. One thing that has happened in recent years though, is that as a senior in high school, I really looked forward to going away to college after graduation, but through various circumstances I didn’t end up going away. Even though I got into four of the five schools I applied to (Two of which were University of California schools), through special circumstances, god showed me that it wasn’t his plan for me to go away to college yet. I was really upset, but I knew that, “Even if the healing doesn't come And life falls apart/And dreams are still undone/You are God You are good/Forever faithful” Even though the song hadn’t come out yet, through various life experiences, my thoughts echoed the words of the song. Although God’s love never changes it is only my perspective that has changed. I used to think of my disability as something that I needed to overcome for Christ to fully use me. It is because of my disability that I have to rely not only on Jesus Christ but on others as well. Although I have to depend on other people on a daily basis it is that dependence on others that makes me a perfect candidate to witness to disabilities to Christ. So even if Christ does not bring healing he will always provide what I need to achieve his plan for my life, not my plan for my life. One thing that I always remind myself is that, “Lord we know your ways are not our ways/ So we set our faith in who You are.
Alexandra GeorgeMy husband and I have been HUGE fans of Kutless probably since the beginning. So when the new album, "Believer"came out, we of course ran out and purchased it. That was in October of 2011. Before we had a chance to listen to the whole cd, my father contacted me and told me he was leaving my mother after 30 years of marriage. Naturally, I was devastated. My family and I are all Christians (to be specific, Fundamental Baptists), so divorce is never an option. And now I had my father telling me there was no love in their marriage and he was sick of living a lie. He felt God was okay with his decision. I have 3 younger sisters that all took this news horribly. It has nearly split up our family. A few days after this happened with my parents, I was cleaning my house, listening to the "Believer" album, and "Even if" came on. I remember it clearly - I was sweeping my kitchen at that point and I just broke down sobbing. That song reminded me that even if this hurt never goes away, God is always there for me, for my whole family, walking us through this. My prayer is that my parents will get back together, but if the healing never comes, I know God won't ever leave my side. This song really comforted me in my time of need. Thanks for your music, Kutless.
David Eaton, OHI was first introduced to the wonderful world of Kutless by my best friend Dylan in 2002. It was the first album. I got addicted right away. Being with my friend Dylan however, was my only way and source of knowing God, and church. My family didn't go and the only way I could go, or listen to anything Christian was to hang out with Dylan. Dylan and I spent all of our high school years together. Dylan always kept me on the straight and narrow. He was a good accountability partner that way. We were always in church because we were crazy about our youth group and just crazy for praise and worship. As the years went on and I graduated the year before Dylan in 2003 from Eaton Ohio, I moved onto college. Once their at Miami University, I got INSTANTLY drafted into the party life. Dylan and I soon drifted. I loved college for the simple fact of beer and women. It became my life. I would go to class all week, work on weekdays, and party all weekend. (Like it was 1999) I would sober up enough to go to church on Sundays. Church mainly became a social even for me and some of the people I went with, I was with on Saturday night partying with. It was almost like a club we had going. I eventually left college to join a police academy. I would still drink all weekend long and try anything that came my way. Apart from all that, I was in 5th in my police academy class out of a class of 78. I had a sit down with my instructor one day and he told me, "Dave, with your eyesight the way it is....you can continue on with the academy, but I want you to know, you may never get hired." I was discouraged. I left, came back home, and hit the bottle harder then ever before. I immediately got a job as a delivery driver and my drinking went up from their. In a time span of two years (2003-2005) I was getting drunk on a daily basis to wear it was breakfast, lunch and dinner. I never knew, or saw that by leaving the only Godly influence in my life that it could destroy me. Driving home drunk one night on a back country road, I was looking for a CD. Just anything really to keep my alertness up and concentration. I stumbled upon the first album of Kutless. The funny thing was, I never remembered putting that CD in my truck. Almost as if God planned for this night to happen and put the CD in my truck for me. Flipping through the songs on the seek button like I was trying to keep a beat, I stopped on "Vow". Hearing those lyrics like it was the first time all over again, "Another year has come and gone, and nothing has changed. I've wasted another year, doing the same old thing" I had to stop my truck....and cry. After that night, all I could do was listen to the song "Vow." I drove my self to church that very next day in a suite and tie. Something I hadn't done in a loooong time. The whole way their I was shouting, yelling, beating on the steering wheel (If it were alive, I probably would've knocked it out) singing along and feeling new! It was the best high of my life! Better then any beer, girl, belonging or substance could bring me. I was for the first time in over a year, alive! It was October 22, 2005. The day, and the year, I was born again. I recommitted myself to the Lord. As the lyrics go on...."I'm crying out to you now as I make my new years vow, I'll tell you I love you and I honor you, somehow. hear my promise to you in my new years vow I give you all of me, you'll be all of my life and I'll never think twice to do all that you have for me, in my new years vow", that became my prayer and my pledge. Its every day that is a gift and should not be taken for granted. And every day is a year ago from that day. I'll NEVER forget my prayer, my pledge I made that night. That song has touched my life and became my corner stone to recommit to God. Thank you so much Kutless for listening to God and for for spreading the word through your music. It has blessed my life time and time and again. Because of the grace of God intervening in my life that night with your music, I was delivered from addiction. Thank you, and God bless. With much love, Dave Mitchell. Eaton Ohio. _________________________________________
Abby Lima, OHMy father has never been a part of my life. He left before I was even born. He wasn't ready to be a father and didn't want to be one. Because of this I blamed myself for his leaving. I thought it was my fault and that I was a mistake. I hated myself so much for making my father leave. I also hated him for leaving my mother and me at the time when we needed him the most. I was so angry but I never let any of my frustrations out, I kept them bottled inside. No one knew that I was so angry and hurting so much. All of my anger and all of my pain slowly began to tear me apart. I hurt so bad on the inside and I wanted the pain to go away. I didn't care how, I just wanted it to fade. I began cutting myself when I was 16. I was so numb to everything else that I welcomed the pain that it brought just so I could feel something, anything, no matter how much it hurt. I would feel better but only for a moment. Then I would feel worse and hate myself more because if the guilt. It became a daily ritual for me. I would come home from school, go into my room, shut and lock the door and I would cut myself. I got a rush from the pain, but I got an even bigger rush from hiding it from those around me. Yes, it made me feel better for a little while, but it the long run it made my life seem more chaotic and out of control. I had to have control of my life in any way,shape or form. I gained control of my life by also developing an eating disorder. To me it was the way to bring order back into my life. I thought these things would help me, but slowly they began to kill me emotionally, mentally, and physically. I couldn't stand the way I was living but I didn't know how to get out. I felt trapped inside my disorder and cutting addiction. I knew I needed help, but at that time I was running from God and I was blaming him for everything I was going through. I knew He was there, but I thought He was distant. I was always praying, "God where are you? Why is this happening? God show me the way. Prove to me that You are always with me." I wanted and needed something to hold onto, something to remind me of His presence. I was still struggling with cutting and anorexia, and I was still feeling lost, hopeless, and alone. I had a particularly rough day at school and on my way home I knew what I had to do as soon as I got home. The urge was strong and I didn't think I could fight it. I thought I had to give in and I had to cut myself, but I didn't want to. I prayed that God would send me something to hold on to, something that would keep me strong. When I got home for some reason I tuned my radio into the Christian station, I never listened to that station, especailly not when I was about to cut. Then another strange thing happened, I left the radio on that station. I was sitting on my bed, getting ready to cut, when your song "Promise of a Lifetime" came on. I stopped and listened and not 30 seconds into the song I was crying. This song was what I had been praying for. Something that I could cling to that would remind me that God was always with me and that he heard my cries. There weren't just bits and pieces of the song that touched me, but the entire song. This song had been played so much throughout my recovery and has helped keep me strong. Whenever I feel alone and lost I play this song and it comforts me and reminds me of His Promise. I want to thank you guys for listening to the Holy Spirit and writing the songs that He inspires you to write. I truly believe that all of you will have amazing rewards in Heaven. Not only that but you will have a long line of people who will tell you of ways that your music, your lives, and your stories have helped them. Most importantly, I want to thank God for always being there for me and for bringing me back to Him and for restoring my life. God bless you all, Abby Lima, OH
Kim Mcnamara McnamaraHello Kutless! Two weeks after buying "Believer" a good friend, and sister in the Lord passed away due to cancer. The evening before she passed I watched the slide show video of "even if" on youtube. Having been blessed by this song, my thoughts were put in the right perspective, remembering the awesomeness of our God and His ways are not our ways. The healing may not have come in this life for her but God chose to heal her in taking her home. Also, I would like to mention that the entire cd has blessed me spiritually in opening my eyes to Gods mercy and grace, helping me to pull out of a pit that I've been in for quite sometime. You are such a blessing to me! May God continue to bless you in all that you do! <3 kim mcnamara 🙂
Jeff & Julie Naperville, ILMy husband and I are blessed with 3 sons (ages 12, 7, and 4). Our two older boys were able to see you in concert with us. We live in the Chicago area and we saw you in Peoria, IL. We were extremely blessed by your music, along with the Newsboys and Newworldson. You are right about music impacting the human soul. I am so grateful for your music. Our youngest son, Joel was born prematurely at 28 weeks. He was in the hospital entirely for the first 17 months of his life, because his lungs were extremely premature. He had to have a tracheotomy and he was on a ventilator 24 hours a day. He came home like that and we had home health nursing. To make a long story short, he is completely healed. He can breathe on his own and doesn’t have a trach anymore. Praise God! What we are challenged with now is the fact that our 4 year old son is severely developmentally behind. Even though he is 4 years old, he is at an 11 month level of development. The fact that God has healed him in the medical sense is a miracle, but I would lie if I told you I wasn’t discouraged that he isn’t walking or talking yet (but hopefully soon!). I wanted to give this praise, even though Joel isn’t walking or talking, he loves music. He loves your music. I have it loud in the car and at home. I swear even though he can’t talk, it sounds like he is trying to sing, especially to the song “All Of The Words”. Your music ministers to my son’s soul even though he doesn’t understand it mentally, his spirit knows and worships God, I believe. Not only does it minister to him, it ministers to our other two sons. At their young age, they are sharing your music with friends who are unsaved. What an impact you are making on the young generation by singing lyrics of positive words and songs that glorify Jesus. Not to mention that you have helped me through difficult times. As a mom of a special needs son, life can be difficult and try to zap the joy of the Lord from you, but once again praise God for great Christian music as yours. I purchased the Strong Tower CD and was listening to it a lot. My husband noticed a change in my attitude. He noticed that the joy of the Lord was in me. So, thank you for allowing us to experience that through your music. We also wanted to say thank you for meeting with all of your fans after the concert. It was special for our boys to have you and Newworldson sign their CD’s and let them meet you. That is inspiring them to continue to play guitar and piano for the Lord. We know that God will continue the great work in you and will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Phil 1:6). Julie Holtz Naperville, IL
Cynthia Portland Portland, ORI've been a Christian for about 30 years now, but had been leading a pretty dry walk for much of the time. Five years ago, my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. While I did rely on God to get us thru the stress of that, still, my walk was dry. Praise God, my husband is clean and cancer free. Four years ago, at age 46 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Needless to say, I turned to God. What a legacy to leave my teenaged children, both parents having cancer. Just after my surgery, but before I began chemotherapy, I purchased your "Kutless" CD for my son, strictly on a lark. I saw that you were a local band so I gave it a shot. Erik played the CD one night and while I was sitting at the kitchen table working a puzzle, "Run" came on. Like a knife it stabbed my heart! The visual effect it had on my imagination was heartbreaking. Jesus was calling out to me to come back to him in a way I had never thought of. I knew that God wanted ALL of me. Sobbing, I got up from the table and went to my bedroom where I got face down on the floor [for the first time] and asked God to forgive my apathy. I poured out all my cares, fears and sin to Him. It was at that point that I discovered a peace that surpasses all understanding [Phillipians 4:7]. I can honestly say I am happy cancer came into our lifes because it, along with your beautiful lyrics, led me back to my Savior. Thru your song, our family rededicated our life to Jesus and are active in youth ministry. My son is leaving for Multnomah Bible College in a few days with a goal of becoming a missionary. God used your music mightily in our home! Fast forward 3.5 years and my Dad became gravely ill. I drove from Portland to California to be with him. After two weeks, he came home in stable but guarded condition. My sister and I did not know whether my Dad knew Jesus, but in the flurry of caring for him at home, juggling the nurses and his medical needs, we never asked. Eventually, I drove back home to Portland and popped in your "Sea Of Faces" CD. I heard "It's Like Me" for the first time. Again, I began sobbing. How on earth could I have let time pass with my Dad and NOT talk to him about Jesus? Once again, God used your lyrics to motivate me to do His work. Upon arriving home, I called my sister and told her I was coming down very soon and to keep me up to date by the hour of my Dad's condition. Within a few days I was back in California and at my Dad's side. One morning I asked if I could read the bible to him. Eventually, I asked him if he had accepted Jesus as his Savior. He hadn't but was willing. My sister and I prayed with him at that point and he accepted Jesus as his Savior! God used "It's Like Me" to NOT allow any more time to pass before talking with my Dad. It continues to be an inspiration to me to witness for Jesus. Guys, so many of your songs convict and inspire me and my family. We've been to four of your concerts and never cease to be inspired by you. I pray that God continues to use you mightily in the years to come. Many blessings to you and your family. Please tell them we appreciate the sacrifices they are making so we can hear you beautiful music.
Dana BurkThis is just a quick... uh... okay... extremely LONG note to let you know that I have officially become your biggest fan!
I've enjoyed your music ever since I was first introduced to it a couple of years ago. As a matter of fact, my husband and I are the youth ministers for a small group of incredible kids and in 2008 when we chose a name, we insisted on "Strong Tower Youth" Can you guess what song we play every Wednesday night? I bet you can! 🙂 Last spring we attended Young Christian's Weekend at Silver Dollar City. We traveled several hours just to hear Kutless. We waited all day. It was sleeting/snowing/raining and FREEZING! The rides were all closed due to the weather but the kids insisted on staying for the concert. They were SO excited! Then... came the bad news.... remember... yep.. Jon Micah was snowed in at an airport! Total bummer! The kids were a little disappointed but completely understood. We were suppose to leave early the next morning, but we called all of their parents and fortunately were able to stay long enough to see your early worship service. We missed the actual concert that afternoon but they did hear Strong Tower Live! So they were completely content! 🙂
Okay... so thanks to a great group of kids, so starts my Kutless fascination. Then many months later, I'm driving home and "Shut me Out" comes on the radio. I had heard this song a hundred times before, but suddenly the words began to sink in. It was EXACTLY the way I had been feeling. It was during a time in my life when it seemed all four walls were closing in on me. People that I had known and loved all of my life where turning on me. They were making choices in their lives that biblically I could not support. God began dealing with me on the TRUE meaning of LOVE. Love is not idly standing by and watching someone you care about destroy themselves. Love is not patting them on the back and saying.."It's okay! I understand! You've had a hard life or You just don't know any better." Love is taking a stand and saying..."If you do not stop...You're heading down a road the WILL destroy you!" Sometimes Love is tough! If I knew someone would step outside of a building and instantly be struck down by a bus and yet I did nothing to warn them... is that Love? No... Love is doing everything in my power to protect someone even if it means losing them! I felt like I was losing some of the most important people in my life because I was standing for what I felt was right! I loved them... but I did not compromise what is right! "Shut Me Out" hit home at the precise time that I needed it! And you know, In hindsight, I can see how much MORE these people respect me now for not backing down!!
Now comes the big one... "What Faith Can Do" holds a special place in my heart. It is not just some ordinary, feel good tune! Oh no... I have LIVED this song! I truly believe it was written for my family! God inspired... it IS the story of my daughter Serenity!!! Born with three congenial heart defects and later diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, the doctors told us our options were heart transplant or certain death. Day in and Day out, I stood beside her bed and read healing scriptures over her. The nurses would walk by and stare, but I continue to read aloud. We came extremely close to losing our daughter several times, but we stood on God's promises for complete healing! There were times when I think the doctors actually thought I was so far into denial that I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. They began to worry that I was not prepared for what the future held. One doctor kept saying.. "You just don't understand. This condition ONLY progresses. Your daughter's heart will continue to harden until it can no longer function." Then he continued to add all the horrible side effect possibilities that a heart transplant could bring. We were told, a heart transplant usually only lasts an average of seven years, then it must be performed again and usually along with a lung and/or kidney transplant. This can be quite scary when you're dealing with an infant. What kind of hope of a normal life expectancy does that offer a newborn. If it were not for our Hope in Jesus Christ, we would have had no hope at all. But, it was our doctors job to keep us grounded! So he kept saying.."You just don't understand." I looked him straight in the eye and with a big smile on my face, I said..."YOU just don't understand how BIG our GOD IS." He shrugged his shoulders and gave me one of those..."well I tried" looks. We never denied the facts.... We knew exactly what our daughter was facing. We just chose to believe the TRUTH! The world said our daughter was sick... but GOD said our daughter WAS HEALED. We chose to believe the God who can NOT lie! Several weeks later, after a heart transplant evaluation and after a doctor's report to be placed on the heart transplant list, they performed a third heart cath and the results were amazing! The myopathy was GONE! The condition that is known to ONLY progress, completely resolved! They immediately withdrew her name from the list! A few weeks later, she did go through open heart surgery, but sailed through it. Today she is three years old and she is transplant free, medication free, and I am energy free from chasing her! 🙂 She continues to have annual checkups and her doctor continues to be amazed! Last checkup, he said she had NO restrictions because her echocardiogram looked perfect!
After I heard "What Faith Can Do." I immediately went home and set her testimony pictures to the music. Serenity watches her youtube video several times a day and she has declared it... HER SONG! If anyone tries to sing along, she screams.."NO! Don't you sing that! It's MY song!" 🙂 One day her 4 year old brother Eli was watching with her and he asked..."Reni why are you in da hospital!" Serenity replied.."Cause my heart was broken, but then Jesus fixed it!" I am so grateful for a Savior who makes broken hearts brand new!!!
Yes... "What Faith Can Do" is the story of my daughter's life. I absolutely adore the song! I would only make one tiny revision... It should be called "What FaithWILL Do!" 🙂
I bought your latest worship CD for "What Faith Can Do." But recently I can't stop listening to "Amazed" It's been on repeat all day today and I'm planning on using it for worship service on Sunday! So like I said...I am now officially your biggest fan!! The youth group will be traveling to Tulsa Oklahoma February 5th to attend the "Until the whole world Hears tour" with Casting Crowns! How incredibly awesome is THAT team up!! We are completely stoked!! Strong Tower Youth just has one request for you... "This time... please please PLEASE bring a snow plow along to the airport!" 🙂
Okay.. so I'm finally finished! Hope I didn't bore you too much! May God richly bless your band as you continue to do God's work! See you in February!! Until then we continue to rock and worship with you!