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Hey Guys, My name is Amy Burchell and I am a huge Kutless fan and have been able to see you guys in concert several times. Like many other fans, I have felt the impact of many of your songs in my life, but the hardest hitting one is "Even If." Back in March of 2009, I lost my oldest sister and my nephew. They were murdered by my brother-in-law. he only got 8 years in a mental institution. I can't even begin to explain the pain I felt and how betrayed I felt. Since then, I have struggled in my faith and it has been a constant whirlwind of up and downs in my faith. However, at the time that Believer came out I was in one of my extreme low points. Nothing was going right in my life (or so it seemed) and I did not see any real chance of change. I became depressed and I shut down. All I could think about was how much pain I felt, which lead to me nearly losing my job and failing out of college. Somehow, though God must have known what I needed to hear, because believer came out and my dad brought it for me. I listened to the CD and when I heard "Even If" I had to play it again. I prayed and peace came over me. I was also reminded of a scripture I had studied in Bible class when I was when High School. Revelation 21:4 , "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." With this verse, I was reminded that one day I wouldn't hurt anymore and I would see them again. In a manner of speaking, your song helped bring me back to life and to me to my knees so God could use his word to speak to me. Your music still brings me to that place. It is truly a blessing. May God continue to bless all of you!
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Several years ago, when I was 43, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and signs of insulin resistance (pre-diabetic). I was prescribed medications to protect me from more serious conditions, but these drained my stamina. Already struggling with fatigue related to being over-weight, I was forced to take afternoon naps and lacked the energy I needed to be a good parent to my children. I felt extremely old and feared I was also becoming depressed. I began trying to eat more sensibly (smaller portions, lower fat and fewer carbs) and was very excited about my next doctor's visit because I had lost 16 lbs. But the doctor told me it was not enough and she planned to increase my medications to protect me from heart attack and stroke. I cried and pleaded with her to give me another chance to make changes before increasing my medications. She agreed, but I felt so defeated, and by the time I arrived home, I was sobbing and at a breaking point before God. I needed to begin exercising and as I sobbed God met me in my brokenness and encouraged me. He gave me the shot of inspiration I needed by challenging me to become who He had created me to be. Still, exercise was not pleasant...in fact it was painful, because I was still heavy. It was difficult too because of the drug induced fatigue I was fighting. But God again gave me what I needed to spur me on to beat the odds and this is where Kutless comes into the formula for my victory. After hearing the single, "Sea of Faces" playing on our local Christian radio station I was compelled to purchase the CD. The words were deep and powerful and reminded me just how important I am to God. As I listened I found the lyrics to many of the songs to be like a prayer...not unlike my own cries for God to help me through these health related struggles. While song lyrics connected me with God, the driving music gave me the sense of "fight" I needed to get out and run/walk every day. I became empowered in the challenge God had given to me and became filled with the hope and assurance that nothing is impossible with God. I purchased the self-titled CD and found fresh motivation to finish out my summer of exercising and eating right. Exercise time became an extension of my quiet time with God. It was pure joy and the part of my day when I put my faith and trust into action and pushed myself hard. I was stretched and challenged by this time with God, without the other distractions of life, and while listening to Kutless. Your God inspired words of faith and hope ministered to my soul. I grew tremendously in my faith as God transformed me spiritually and physically. As evidence of His work...my size dropped from Women's 16 to a Junior size 5! Truly a miracle of God! My blood pressure is now in safe ranges, using only the smallest dose of medication to keep it in check. My doctor pulled all of the cholesterol and the diabetic medications I was taking. She even went as far as to describe me as "poster girl" for "cleaning up my lifestyle". None of this could have been accomplished without God's grace and the motivation I found through your music. In the autumn of that victorious year, I had opportunity to attend my first Kutless concert. I was so blessed to see each of you perform in person, and that evening, Kutless went from being a band I listened to in my CD player while exercising, to being real and very special people who I pray for daily and keep tabs on as if you were family. God has and will continue to use each of you in mighty ways...of that I can and do testify. God was able to meet me in the midst of your music and effect great changes that still amaze those who knew me before this transformation and who see me now. Kutless continues to be my motivation as I seek to increase my fitness level and remain healthy and free from medications! God bless you as you continue to represent Him well!
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Sublimity, OR

I don't have a very exciting testimonial to share...nothing dramatic or life-shattering. But, I've come to realize that the "day-to-day" stuff of walking the Christian life is pretty hard in itself. I've sat on the fence about alot of things in my life...keeping just enough of a foot on the Christian path to keep me safe while not having to take a stand about anything. I've gotten good at flying below the radar, so to speak. About 3 years ago I was at such a place with the music I was listening to. I really liked alot of the harder-edged, alternative sounding music out there in mainstream music. While that music isn't bad in itself, I knew God was questioning me on my choices, especially when my kids (then 6, 4 & 2) where starting to pick up on some of lyrics. There is so much anger in the words to so many of those songs and I knew that it wasn't what the kids should be hearing. Even though I knew all of this, I just couldn't get into alot of the Christian music I was hearing on the radio...it just didn't do it for me musically. Then I found Air-1 and heard Kutless! It was the perfect music! A great message that I actually wanted my kids to hear and it rocked! And, even better, once I got past my first excitement of finding a band like that, I was surprised and intrigued again when I studied their lyrics. A powerful affirmation of faith, strength and unashamed love of the Lord! It opened a whole new world of music to me that not only moved me musically but spiritually as well. And the Portland concert was the icing on the cake. What a wonderful night of unabashed rock and praise all rolled into one! It made me realize that I don't have to hold back on my faith, I don't have to ride that fence so that I don't stand out as a Christian. I should stand out, I want to stand out and most importantly, I must stand out. Not just for myself but for my kids, so that they can learn that being a Christian is not something to water down or shy away from, but something to be proud of and open about. Now my kids know the lyrics to most of the Kutless songs and they all want to go to the next concert with me! In fact, my son only wants Kutless playing on the boat speakers when he's wakeboarding! And I am more than happy to oblige them!
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Portland, OR

I 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
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I just wanted to thank you for the song "That's What Faith Can Do" I have just recently gone thru a divorce and the longing of my heart is that someday our family and our marriage are restored. My husband has wondered about as far away from God as he can, and somehow that gives me hope. I feel like he is just making it that much easier for God to bring him to his knees. I have prayed several times a day for months, and when I first heard this song it touched my heart so much that it literally hurt. For awhile, I had to turn the radio off when this song came on because it was just too difficult to hear. My hopes were so strong, but felt on the brink of being shattered and I just couldn't handle the promise of hope this song gives. Last night I downloaded it onto my Ipod. Not only am I now able to listen to it, but I play it over and over again. It has become the song that symbolizes everything I am going thru and believing in. My husband is still deep in his pit, our family is still shattered (we have three grown son's who he isn't speaking with--they have always had a very close relationship) and our marriage is far from being restored. But I am standing on Faith that God will bring this to us in His time. Again, I thank you for this song. It is so inspiring to me, and one day I hope to be writing to you telling you of our happy ending. The ultimate dream would be to have my husband sing this song to me one day. He has an amazing voice and to hear him sing this song, would be the sweetest gift God could ever give me.
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Dear Kutless,

I wanted to share our Christmas letter we sent out last year with you which explains the miracle we've experienced over the last 11 months. And to also tell you about how your song "What faith can do" touched the lives of my husband and I as we have seen the miracle of our 4th child (in 4 % years ©) from beginning to end. The first time I heard this song I wept thinking about how fitting the words were to our miracle... It is best explained through our Christmas letter...

Her Name is "Praise the Lord"

Merry Christmas! I hope this letter finds you and your family well. With all of the uncertainty in our lives, I thought this year's Christmas letter needed to be about a miracle our family has experienced over the last 6 months, and I hope it would renew your faith in our most powerful God, as this miracle has renewed our own.

Paul and I very unexpectedly found out we were pregnant with baby #4 on 7/15. Everything was going great until the morning of 8/3 when I started to bleed heavily. My regular OB was out of town for the week, so I called the maternal-fetal medicine specialist (OB for high-risk pregnancies). He told me to come in for a heartbeat check. I went in and they were able to see a strong heartbeat but also found a very large hemorrhage about an inch above where the baby implanted. The doctor said that the hemorrhage was so large that the pregnancy would more than likely end in miscarriage, but as long as I continued to bleed and not pass the baby, I could come in for daily heartbeat checks. I immediately asked God to put a hedge of protection around the baby. So over the next two days I went in for the heartbeat checks and they were able to visualize them, but with each passing day the bleed continued to get closer and closer to the baby. Wednesday evening was the worst of the bleeding. With so much blood-loss, from Monday morning to Wednesday evening I lost 6 lbs. Thursday morning, I knew I had to expect the worst, but I continued to pray for the hedge of protection. They did the ultrasound and found that the bleed extended under, over, and around the baby. The baby was found to have no heartbeat. I was devastated—but at the same time, prepared, knowing the medical likelihood of a loss.

He told me I could talk about options for the miscarriage with him or I could see my regular OB. I told him I'd just go to my regular OB's office. Later that day, I did, and my regular OB's partner gave me an ultrasound and showed me not only the absent heartbeat but the breaking open of the gestational sac (the actual medical report says, "No cardiac activity after 3 minutes observation—Diagnosis: Inevitable Abortion.") She prescribed me Cytotec, a pill to induce contractions. I wanted to miscarry naturally, but I filled the prescription anyway.

At our kitchen table that evening, I sat with the pills in my hand for a couple minutes. It was then that I prayed to God and told Him I was thankful that I would see this baby girl (I just had a feeling it was a girl) again in heaven. I told Him that I asked Him for a miracle, but I knew He had other perfect plans for us. Then something inside me said, "Ask again." I thought—surely not! I mean, the baby was already gone! But I remembered reading in Matthew what Jesus did in bringing life back into a little girl. And I knew He had the power to do the same miracle today. So I put the pills back into the bottle and prayed the craziest prayer I ever prayed in my life—I said, "Lord, miracles are not miracles for You— Please bring life back into this baby."

On Saturday (8/8) I was on my way to the County fair with my mom when I started having terrible dizziness and shortness of breath. I have a history of blood clot problems, so to rule out pulmonary embolus I went to the ER. They wanted to do another ultrasound to see how the miscarriage was progressing. I just lay on the ultrasound table so emotional and, knowing I had not passed the baby yet, I asked the ultrasound tech to see the baby one last time. The ultrasound tech zoomed in on the baby and I SAW A HEARTBEAT!! I said, "Is that a heartbeat??!!" and the tech, knowing only the short of my story said confused, "Well, yes—it is." I just broke down and started crying, "I ASKED FOR A MIRACLE! I ASKED FOR A MIRACLE!! DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO I PRAYED TO?!" I think the entire radiology department at St. E's thought I was NUTS! The ER doc told me that this was "strange" but I was still pregnant.

Monday morning, I called the specialist who was the first to confirm the death of the baby. He asked me to come see him right away. When I arrived, he was speechless... He saw the heartbeat and just kept shaking his head saying, "This was impossible". I saw my regular OB when she got back from vacation, and after the ultrasound she said, "I know exactly what happened." I thought, wow—this oughta be good... She said that the baby which the other obstetricians saw had to be a twin which "vanished". I had heard of vanishing twins before, and being scientifically minded myself, I told my OB I would accept this explanation without hesitation if she could just explain to me, further, how two completely competent OBs missed the "now-fully-and-always-flourishing" baby 2 millimeters away from the demised twin... She said she couldn't explain this. I said, "I can—Medicine cannot explain what God places above it. This is a miracle." She said there was no such thing as "miracles".

The fetal-medicine specialist, to whom I immediately transferred my care, said this "vanishing twin" theory was not a possibility having observed, himself, the single-gestation with ultrasound for the 4 consecutive days prior to death of the baby. With this in mind, he was a little more accepting of the miracle explanation, but he's said, "...the Pope would first have to call it a "miracle" in order for him to call it one."...hmmm... I just told him that it is what it is no matter who calls it what.

We've said, "Praise the Lord" so much over the course of this miracle, we thought the name Hallelujah was perfect for her. We call her "Halle" for short. Please keep us in your prayers as the pregnancy continues to be complicated. She is due 3/28/10.

I don't know why God chose to answer my desperate request for a miracle. He has not answered all for which I've prayed before. But I do know that God has a perfect will for each of our lives, and He wants us to ask Him for the impossible. He wants to show us Who He Is. I pray you trust the same One—the Lord of the elements of His creation—to take control of your life. Surrender your fears and faith to Him who is more than able.

Have a great year—we love you! The Buckbees

I gave birth to Hallelujah on March 11—almost 3 months ago and she's absolutely perfect. I have enclosed Halle's medical records which document her life, death and then life again... I wanted to tell you this story and thank you for writing "What Faith Can Do". It has been Halle's theme song...and I still can't hear the song without tearing up praising the One who "made her broken heart brand new".
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Hi! I wrote to you(back in Jan.2010) and even received a personal note back regarding my testimony. I told you about what the song "What Faith Can Do" meant to me at that time. That song has been my "Survivor" Song and has reminded me what Faith in Jesus CAN do. I've shared it with my Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) committee and we've made that the theme for the "Survivors Lap". Today, I just heard for the first time your song, "Even If"...this is MY new victory song. I was diagnosed with cancer in Sept. 2005 (7 years ago next week). I was in and out of remission for a few years, then in 2010 I was diagnosed with metastatic stage four cancer. (It started in my rectum and slowly went to my lungs, still known as colorectal cancer). My husband went to be with Jesus in 2000 and I had to raise my 3 autistic kids on my own (he only knew about one being autistic at the time of his death). Since the metastatic diagnosis, I've encountered many challenges and my life seemed to be falling apart, and my dreams unraveled. My bucket list was just that, a list. I have not been in remission since 2010. Reality is, God can do what He wants with my life, He can heal me or not. "Even IF" my healing doesn't come, I KNOW that I know that God is and has always been faithful. My trust is in Him and I continually Praise and thank Him for each new day and each birthday I "get to" have. God has been with me and my kids throughout my entire journey and has always provided even when it seems like there are obsticles/mountains in the way. Even if I don't get better, my kids will be cared for and loved. Even if the healing doesn't come (the way I want it to come), I will still Praise my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for listening to Jesus and writing this song. It will help so many along their lifes journey. In Christ's love, Rhonda Irskens
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Hi my name is Rob McCann. I just wanna thank you and thank God for giving you the ability to write such a great emotional, uplifting song. I lost my beautiful wife Katrina on March 9, 2012 at age 33. She was in a wheelchair her entire life. She suffered from SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), a form of md and seizures the last 4 years of her life. We were together 8 yrs, married 5 of those 8 years. I took care of her for 8 yrs. Some people say I added 8 yrs to her life, but I disagree she gave me 8 wonderful years. She showered me with a love that is so hard to find. Well, the first time I heard " Even If ", it touched my heart. Because I know and believe that although God didn't heal her earthly body, He decided to give her eternal healing, that I feel she deserved. I miss her so much, but yet I am so happy my wife is experiencing eternal health and happiness. " Even If " continues to touch my heart and soul everytime I listen to it. P.S. I truly believe God works all things for our good.
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Lima, OH

My 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
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This 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!

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